Two away wins on the bounce? It will be tough if it happens that's for sure, Stoke are a well assembled team. They can play with the ball on the floor well, go route one very well, they are physically imposing and they work hard.
I have to admit I am a bit of a Stoke admirer on the quiet, I like the way they play. It's just a no frills, solid, hard working football team. I think Pulis has done a great job there, the recent good run there on is a message that we have to be on top of our game tomorrow.
I can't really say what I think will happen because you never know what City will turn up, but I would like to think that if we are on form then we would win this one at least semi comfortably. Saying that, I do for some reason have a feeling that we will march on and start winning games on a more consistent basis, after watching Chelsea slip up and playing so well last week the players must be able to see that the title is theirs if they want it.
Man City Team News:
Pablo Zabaleta is suspended and there is a question mark over his replacement with Micah Richards (ribs) and Jerome Boateng (ankle) struggling. Gareth Barry has also been nursing an ankle injury and may miss out, Mario Balotelli returns from suspension.
Stoke City Team News:
Jermaine Pennant is going to have a late fitness test after suffering from a hamstring injury, Andy Wilkinson may also miss out because of a knee complaint. Jon Walters is expected to recover from a groin problem in time for the game.
Possible Man City Line Up: Hart, Richards, K Toure, Kompany, Kolarov, De Jong, Y Toure, Barry, Jo, Silva, Tevez.
Possible Stoke City Line Up: Begovic, Wilkinson, Shawcross, Huth, Collins, Walters, Whitehead, Delap, Etherington, Fuller, Jones.
My Prediciton: Stoke City 1 - 3 Man City.
Worth A Bet: De Jong first goal in a 3 - 1 Man City win @ 375/1.