A few match facts from the Beeb. And note SAMs score prediction. Confused me a little as there's a 46% probability of an away win yet the most probable score is 1-1?
Stoke have beaten Manchester City in each of the last two seasons, having previously gone 10 matches without a victory (D5, L5).
Five of the last seven Premier League meetings between these sides in Stoke have ended in a draw, with one win apiece.
Stoke have failed to keep a clean sheet in each of their last 11 league games. They have conceded 37 Premier League goals in 2016 - more than any other side currently in the top flight.
Their only win in the last five home matches came against West Ham on the final day of the 2015-16 season.
Mark Hughes has lost six of his 10 Premier League games against Manchester City since he was sacked as their manager. However, his two wins have both come in the last two seasons.
Peter Crouch has scored in three of his four Premier League appearances against Manchester City at the bet365 Stadium.
City have only won four of their last 16 Premier League away games (W4, D7, L5). Eight clubs have earned more points on their travels during the same period.
Pep Guardiola's side had 77% ball possession against Sunderland last week, the most by any team in the opening round of matches.
Sergio Aguero is the Premier League's top scorer in 2016 with 18 goals in 19 appearances. He has scored six league goals in as many games against Stoke.
Most probable score: 1-1
Probability of draw: 26%
Probability of home win: 26%
Probability of away win: 48%
SAM (Sports Analytics Machine) is a super-computer created by @ProfIanMcHale at the University of Salford that is used to predict the outcome of football matches.
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