• Manchester City have won three of their last four Premier League games against Stoke (L1), netting exactly four goals in each victory.
  • Stoke have scored just one goal in their eight Premier League visits to the Etihad, in a 1-0 win in August 2014.
  • Stoke City have suffered five defeats in their last six Premier League away matches (W1 D0 L5).
  • Sergio Aguero has scored eight goals in seven Premier League appearances against the Potters – only against Newcastle (11) and Tottenham (10) has he scored more in the competition.
  • Pep Guardiola’s side won the reverse fixture 4-1 at the Bet365 Stadium – but Manchester City haven’t done the league double over Stoke City since they were in the third tier together in 1998-99.
  • At least one player has scored a brace in each of the last four Premier League meetings between these sides (Nolito, Kelechi Iheanacho, Marko Arnautovic and Sergio Aguero x2).
  • Manchester City’s next Premier League home win will be their 200th in the competition, becoming the 8th team to reach this milestone. 158 of those 199 wins have come at the Etihad, 41 at Maine Road.
  • Mark Hughes took charge of Manchester City between June 2008 and December 2009, winning 22 of 55 games at the club in the Premier League (40%).
  • Leroy Sané has scored six goals from just eight shots on target in all competitions for Manchester City this season & the German has now netted in three successive appearances.
  • Willy Caballero has kept as many clean sheets for Man City this season as Claudio Bravo (6) despite playing nine games fewer (16 v 25). Cabellero also has a better minutes per goal conceded ratio (99 mins v 71 mins) and a better saves to shots ratio (70% v 58%).