Match between Stoke City and Manchester City to be played on Wednesday 11th February 2015 at 19:45. Venue: Britannia Stadium, Stoke.
Stoke City welcome Manchester City to the Britannia Stadium on Wednesday having snatched a last-gasp draw away to Newcastle United on Sunday.
A goal from Peter Crouch in the final minute gave Mark Hughes’ side a share of the spoils at St James’ Park and they now return to more familiar surroundings to take on the reigning Premier League champions.
It is hard to know whether this is the best time or the worst time to face City, with Manuel Pellegrini’s side without a win in their last four league matches.
In team news, Ryan Shawcross is out with a back injury and fellow defender Erik Pieters is struggling with a groin injury.
Marc Wilson has a knock but has a good chance of recovering in time for this game, as does midfielder Stephen Ireland.
However, Bojan Krkic and Peter Odemwingie are both long-term absentees.
With all that in mind here is the side we predict Stoke will start with against City:
Predicted Stoke City starting line-up: Begovic, Bardsley, Wollscheid, Muniesa, Wilson, N’Zonzi, Whelan, Ireland, Moses, Walters, Diouf