FM Preview: Manchester City v Stoke City 17 May 2011
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Monday, 16th May 2011
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Manchester City and Stoke City at 19:45 on 17th May 2011 in the Premier League.
History of the Manchester City v Stoke City fixture
Manchester City prepare to entertain Stoke City at City of Manchester Stadium on Tuesday evening, looking to continue an impressive record. The Sky Blues are clearly on top, having won 29 and lost only 7 of the 48 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at City of Manchester Stadium was just last season, in February 2010, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a F.A. Cup match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2010/2011||Sat 14 May||Man. City||1 - 0||Stoke City||F.A. Cup|
|2010/2011||Sat 27 Nov||Stoke City||1 - 1||Man. City||Premier League|
|2009/2010||Wed 24 Feb||Stoke City||3 - 1||Man. City||F.A. Cup|
|2009/2010||Tue 16 Feb||Stoke City||1 - 1||Man. City||Premier League|
|2009/2010||Sat 13 Feb||Man. City||1-1||Stoke City||F.A. Cup|
|2009/2010||Sat 26 Dec||Man. City||2 - 0||Stoke City||Premier League|
|2008/2009||Sat 31 Jan||Stoke City||1 - 0||Man. City||Premier League|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Manchester City could not have a more impressive recent home form, having won each of the last six games. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 11 goals for the Sky Blues, with 1 goals against.
In complete contrast to Manchester City, Stoke City are having a torrid time on their travels, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. Potters have conceded 9 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.
Manchester City's total of 65 points from their 36 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.
Stoke City lie just outside the playoff positions in the Barclays Premier League, picking up 46 from their 36 games so far.
Current overall team form
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Sky Blues's form is quite poor at the moment, but we see this as their ideal opportunity to register a morale-boosting win. Home Win
|Manchester City||Won 9 successive home games.
10 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 14 .
|Stoke City||Not won in previous 3 away matches.
For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here