Crawley Town vs Stoke City
England – Carabao Cup
Date: Tuesday, 24 September 2019
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Broadfield Stadium (Crawley).
Crawley edged it past Norwich in their previous knockout round, with Lubala slotting the only goal of the game to win it for his side. Despite registering just half as many shots at goal as Norwich in that clash, the hosts managed to hold their lead till the very end and subsequently came away with the victory.
Stoke are on a dismal form at the moment and have just one win to boast of from their last six games across various competitions. Unlike their counterparts, the fate of the visitors, in their respective knock-out clash with Leeds, was decided on spot-kicks as the final scores read 2-2 after regulation time.
Despite the disappointing results in their matchups so far, Stoke have the edge in this one given that they are part of a much more competitive domestic league.
Crawley vs Stoke Head to head (h2h)
Their only previous meeting was an FA Cup clash in 2012, which ended in a 2-0 victory for Stoke.
Crawley vs Stoke Prediction
Although the hosts have been faring well in their recent fixtures, it needs saying that they are currently plying their trade two tiers below the Championship. In spite of that, the squad have not been tasting success in any of their last two games in a running either, one of which was at home.
Furthermore, the away side have been showing much more promise in their fixtures in the Carabao Cup and have already taken the likes of Leeds and Wigan out of the equation, both of whom are above Stoke back in the league.
Considering that their only previous head to head clash also saw Crawley admit defeat, Stoke are the favorites to come out on top in this one.
Additionally, the hosts have not been shy in finding the back of the net in their recent games and have scored four goals from their previous two alone. Taking into account that Stoke have no more than one clean sheet from their last four outings as well, expect both teams to get their names on the scoresheet by the end of the ninety minutes.
Crawley vs Stoke Betting tips
Full-time result: Stoke City @ 1.80 (4/5)
Both teams to score @ 1.66 (2/3).