Our football match prediction:
Manchester City will be looking to retain top position in the Premier League standings with a win over Stoke City at their Etihad Stadium. The Citizens have been impressive at the start of the season, but they need to keep on improving their game if they are to regain the domestic trophy. Pep Guardiola’s men did well to beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in their last league fixture and they are certainly brimming with confidence ahead of the visit of Stoke City. In Kun Aguero’s absence (injury), Gabriel Jesus will be deployed up front as a lone striker and he is likely to pose a big threat for the opposition defenders. The Potters, on the other hand, defeated Southampton in their last league match, with the team putting an end to their four-game winless run in the league, but we predict that they will have a much bigger fish to fry in Saturday’s football match against the league leaders.
Highlighted Player (Ilkay Gundogan):
Ilkay Gundogan is a German footballer of Turkish origin who made a name for himself playing for Borussia Dortmund. The skilful midfielder began his professional career at VFL Bochum, but it was at Nurnberg that he was given the opportunity to prove his undoubted potential. He needed just two years to make Germany’s top clubs stand up and take notice and the Millionaires secured his signature for mere €4 million. That would prove to be a great investment as Gundogan quickly slotted straight into the starting line-up and became a playmaker in the side led by Jurgen Klopp and later Thomas Tuchel. The midfield maestro kept being linked with clubs like Manchester United, Barcelona and Arsenal, but he resisted temptation to leave Borussia Dortmund, winning one Bundesliga trophy with the club and making it to the Champions League final. Gundogan unfortunately missed the 2014 World Cup finals through injury, but there is still time for the BVB star to make things right and lift a major international trophy with Germany.
Highlighted Team (Stoke City):
Stoke City FC (named Stoke FC until 1925) is an Enlgish football club from the city Stoke-on-Trent (located in the north of England). De club was founded in the year 1863 and next to Notts County FC the club from Stoke is the oldest professional football club worldwide. Different signs of Stoke City show that the club is foundedin1868. Currently Stoke City is playing in the Premier League. The home games of Stoke City are hosted in the Britania Stadium which holds a capacity for 29 000 spectators. The most known nickname of Stoke City FC is the Potters. The main club colors of the club are red and white. The away it is colored in blue. The only 3 prizes Stoke City managed to win so far are the League Cup in 1972 and the Football League Trophy twice (1992 and 2000). Famous players that played for Stoke City FC are: Ameobi, Gudjonhsen and Peter Crouch.