FM Preview: Manchester City v Stoke City 21 Dec 2011
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Tuesday, 20th December 2011
The game between Manchester City and Stoke City in the Premier League on 21st December 2011 at 19:45 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
History of the Manchester City v Stoke City fixture
Manchester City prepare to entertain Stoke City at City of Manchester Stadium on Wednesday evening, looking to continue an impressive record. The Sky Blues are clearly on top, having won 30 and lost only 7 of the 49 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at City of Manchester Stadium was less than a year ago, in May 2011, with Manchester City running out comfortable 3-0 winners in a Premier League match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2010/2011||Tue 17 May||Man. City||3-0||Stoke City||Premier League|
|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|
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. In this time, Sky Blues have rattled up an impressive 16 goals, and conceded 4.
Stoke City have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. While the Potters have hit 7 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Manchester City are leading the way in the Barclays Premier League, with their 16 games giving them a return of 41 points.
Stoke City's 24 points from 16 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 8th position.
Current overall team form
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Manchester City may be coming up against a decent side in Stoke City, but we do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Sky Blues. Home Win
|Manchester City||Won 9 successive home games.
10 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
|Stoke City||9 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.
For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here