stoke city have proven themselves to be quite worthy opponents in the premier league this season, with their direct and rather amusing style of football. rory delap's winner last time out against spurs showed everyone the other side of his game, besides his long effective missile-like throw-ins. however, they come up against a strong man city side on paper, and it's hard to see how the likes of ryan shawcross and higginbotham will be able to cope with the likes of shaun wright-phillips and robinho. they might keep it tight though, so i'm going for a narrow victory.
Eddy's prediction: $5 on man city to win @ 1.45 = $7.25