Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(43) 26 Goals 70 (97)
(28) 17 Assists 41 (65)
(6.7) 6.9 Average Ratings 7.2 (7)
28.6 Average Age 28
189.1 Average Height (cm) 181.5
(0.8) 0.8 Shots pg 1.5 (1.3)
(61%) 63% Aerial Duel Success 51% (52%)
(0.5) 0.6 Dribbles pg 0.7 (0.8)
(1.6) 1.5 Tackles pg 1.4 (1.7)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Charlie Adam Doubtful 6.81
Glenn Whelan Doubtful 6.77
Player Reason Status Rating
Vincent Kompany Out 7.18
Martín Demichelis Out 7.39
Micah Richards Out 7.08
David Silva Doubtful 7.57

Team News

  • There are unlikely to be too many changes to the Stoke team providing Charlie Adam overcomes the knock that ruled him out of Scotland's game against Macedonia in midweek.
  • Mark Hughes does, however, have Marko Arnautovic, Oussama Assaidi and Stephen Ireland added to his squad after a busy final day of the transfer window, and all 3 will be in contention.
  • After scoring the winner at Upton Park last time out, Jermaine Pennant will be hoping for a little more gametime.
  • David Silva was withdrawn from the Spain squad for the friendly against Chile on Tuesday and remains a doubt for the trip to Stoke with a thigh injury.
  • Vincent Kompany, Micah Richards and newly-signed Martin Demichelis are all out, meaning City are still looking rather short at the back.
  • If Silva doesn't make it back in time, Samir Nasri will be on standby to play.

Prediction

  • Having won their last two matches, Stoke will be looking to win 3 consecutive matches for the first time since November/December last year, but up against Manchester City they face a tough task.
  • Each of the last 4 Premier League meetings between the sides at the Britannia have ended in a 1-1 scoreline, and if Mark Hughes was to answer honestly, he'd probably admit he'd be happy with a repeat scoreline this time around.
  • Manuel Pellegrini, meanwhile, after losing at Cardiff, will be after a first away win at Manchester City. Another 1-1 could just be on the cards, though.
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