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STOKE CITY VS MAN CITY

Published:Friday | December 4, 2015 | 12:00 AM

BUTLAND,

JOHNSON, WILSON, WOLLSCHEID, PIETERS,

ADAM, WHELAN,

SHAQIRI, BOJAN, ARNAUTOVIC,

WALTERS

MANCHESTER CITY

(4-2-3-1)

BONY,

STERLING, TOURE, DE BRUYNE,

DELPH, FERNANDINHO,

KOLAROV, OTAMENDI, DEMICHELIS, SAGNA,

CABALLERO

On Tuesday, both teams reached the semi-finals of the Capital One Cup. Stoke beat Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 while Manchester City won 4-1 against Hull City.

City also returned to the top of the Barclays Premier League last Saturday when they beat Southampton 3-1 at the Etihad Stadium, though they are ahead of second-placed Leicester only on goal difference. But of the 30 goals City have scored so far, only seven (23.3%) have been netted away from home - the same as bottom club Aston Villa.

However, they have also conceded just four goals on their travels, the fewest in the Premier League. And given that Stoke City have scored just five goals at the Britannia Stadium, the visitors should be hopeful of holding on to top spot.

Stoke have only 11 goals overall, the fewest in the Premier League, and have won five of their 14 games so far this season, but only two victories have come at home. However, if form is repeated, a draw could be on the cards. Of the seven Premier League games between these teams at Stoke, no fewer than five were drawn.

Stoke's only home win over City in the Premier League came in January 2009.