Premier League betting preview: Manchester City v Stoke City
Premier League leaders Manchester City are looking to extend their 100% home league record against Stoke City tonight.
Roberto Mancini’s men have won eight from eight at the Etihad so far this term, scoring 25 goals and conceding just four. Stoke on the other hand have won three of their eight away contests to date, drawing one and losing the other four.
City continue to be without inured defender Aleksandar Kolarov, although fellow full-back Gael Clichy is back in the squad following suspension. Striker Edin Dzeko should be available following a training ground injury.
Stoke centre-back Ryan Shawcross is suspended for the game, while full-back Andy Wilkinson is expected to be missing through injury. Midfielder Glenn Whelan is doubtful with a calf problem.
Bet365 make City 2/9 favourites for the match, with Stoke offered at 14/1. The draw is priced at 5/1.
City forward Sergio Aguero is 10/3 favourite to score the first goal, followed by teammates Dzeko and Mario Balotelli at 15/4. The shortest-priced Stoke player is striker Peter Crouch, available at 12/1.