Preview: Stoke City vs. Manchester City

Preview: Stoke vs. Man City
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Sports Mole looks ahead to Saturday's Premier League meeting between Stoke City and Manchester City.

Stoke City could move into the Premier League's top four with a win over Manchester City at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday.

Mark Hughes has won two of his first three league matches as Potters boss, including the 1-0 success over West Ham United two weeks ago.

Manchester City, who sit third in the table, went into the international break off the back of a 2-0 victory over Hull City.

New signings Marko Arnautovic and Stephen Ireland could make their Stoke debuts against Manuel Pellegrini's men.

City defender Martin Demichelis, who recently joined the club from Atletico Madrid, will miss the match due to a knee injury.

Recent form

Stoke City: LWW

Manchester City: WLW

Possible starting lineups

Stoke City: Begovic; Huth, Cameron, Shawcross, Pieters; Wilson, Arnautovic, Etherington, Adam; Walters Jones

Manchester City: Hart; Zabaleta, Kolarov, Nastasic, Lescott; Fernandinho, Toure, Silva; Aguero, Negredo, Navas

Sports Mole says: 0-2

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