Man City Massive 1.14 Favourite To Defeat Stoke at Home on Saturday

Published on October 13th, 2017 4:12 am EST
Written By: Dave Manuel

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The Etihad Stadium - home of Manchester City Football Club - View from the front.  Sunny day. Manchester City, which is the clear favourite to win the English Premier League title, is going to be playing host to Stoke City this Saturday.

Thanks to World Cup qualifying, the English Premier League enjoyed a multi-week absence. This weekend, however, things return to normal and the race for the EPL title will resume.

Manchester City, despite being in a tie with Man Utd at the top of the table, is seen as the clear favourite to win the EPL title at this point. Manchester City has played a much higher quality of opponent than Man Utd has so far, and they have displayed a high level of dominance while doing so. If they can maintain this pace of play, it seems to be just a matter of time before they create some separation between themselves and the rest of the league.

Stoke City has a nearly impossible task on Saturday, as they will be travelling to Man City to take on the league's best club. It should not surprise you to learn that Stoke is a MAJOR underdog on Saturday.

Here are the current betting odds as of this moment:

Man City, 1.14
Draw, 10.00
Stoke City, 19.00

In a case of a lopsided game like this, there is almost no point betting on a side. The underdog is being underpriced (Stoke City is likely more of a 40-50/1 underdog) and the favourite doesn't offer favourable returns.

Let's look at the double chance odds:

Man City or Draw, 1.02
Draw or Stoke, 6.00
Man City or Stoke, 1.071

The over/under odds:

Under 2.5 goals, 3.50
Over 2.5 goals, 1.30

Both Teams to Score

Yes, 2.00
No, 1.75

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It seems like the only way that Stoke City comes close in this match is if Man City's players decide to take an extra week of vacation.

Regardless of what happens on Saturday, the English Premier League is back, and that's all that matters.

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