The seats at Selhurst Park will be filled to the brim when Crystal Palace host Stoke City on Saturday afternoon, kick off is 15:00 hrs.
Crystal Palace are not in the drop zone, but they are still in danger of being relegated as Sunderland and Norwich City have chances of over taking them should the results of the remaining games favor them and disfavor Crystal Palace. Crystal Palace is in the 16th Position and still not safe from being relegated, they are now without a win in 18 of their last 19 games, Also they have just 1 win in their last 6 home games, they have lost 4 of the 6 games.
For the visiting side Stoke City, they seem to be affected by the speculation surrounding their manager Hughes as he is taunted to be a Roberto Martinez’s replacement should Everton pull the trigger. Stoke City is in the 10th position and have been backsliding recently, also they don’t have an enticing record away, they have lost 3 of their last 6 away premier league games, won 2 and drew 1, they will be looking to win this game and go back to winning ways as they have gone games without a win.
Crystal Palace: Team News
Wilfred Zaha is yet to be certified match fit, Brede Hangeland, Chamakh and Kwesi Appiah are all out on injuries.
Crystal Palace: Predicted Line-up (4-1-4-1)
Hennessey – Ward, Dann, Delaney, Souare – Cabaye – Bolaise, McArthur, Jedinak, Puncheon – Wickham.
Stoke City: Team News
Stoke have some injury worries as Jack Butland, Shay Given, Glen Johnson, Marc Wilson and Ibrahim Afellay are all out injured.
While Marko Arnautovic recovers from a groin injury he sustained against Sunderland in the weekend.
Stoke City: Predicted Line-up (4-2-3-1)
Haugaard – Bardsley, Shawcross, Cameron, Pieters – Imbula, Whelan – Adam, Arnautovic, Shaqiri – Crouch.
Crystal Palace vs Stoke City: Head-To-Head stats
Crystal Palace have dominated their recent ties, they are unbeaten in their last 5 games together, they have won 4 and drew 1.
Crystal Palace have only lost 3 games at home against Stoke, they have won 11 of their 18 games at home against Stoke and drew 4
Crystal Palace vs Stoke City: Prediction
Stoke Have nothing at stake in this game, they are not in danger or relegation threat neither are they close to any European Spot while the home side have a task at hand; to avoid relegation which they can achieve if they win or draw this game.
Stoke have conceded a lot lately, they have allowed 16 goals in their goal post on the last 6 games and their scoring rate is nothing to write home about. I expect few goals to be seen in the game but also i expect both teams to score.
Score Prediction: Crystal Palace 2:2 Stoke City
Best Bet: Crystal Palace win or draw.
Recommended Bet: Both teams to score.