Stoke City vs AFC Bournemouth: Preview and Predictions

Stoke City vs AFC Bournemouth
Premier League
Date: 21st October 2017
Kick off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Bet365 Stadium (Stoke-on-Trent).

Stoke City will be hoping to recover from a demolishing 7-2 defeat they suffered last time out at Etihad this weekend when they host AFC Bournemouth at Bet365 Stadium.

Stoke City

The Potters took seven of their eight points so far in front of their fans and the clash with the Cherries is clearly a rare occasion which can see them as pretty clear favourites in this term of Premier League.

Mark Hughes’ men may sit on the brink of the danger zone, but they have already played most of the big likes in the league including the names of Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea, Everton and Manchester City.

Peter Crouch remains their main threat in the final third as the experienced striker has two goals to his name so far in the season.

AFC Bournemouth

The Cherries offered a strong resistance last weekend when they only suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat to Tottenham at Wembley.

Eddie Howe’s men showed clear signs of improving their defensive displays after a rather dismal start to the campaign.

They are, however, yet to avoid a defeat on the road having lost in each of the previous four away days in this term of Premier League.

Stoke City vs AFC Bournemouth: Head to head

The head to head tradition does not go in Bournemouth’s favour either given that they have left Bet365 Stadium undefeated only once on six occasions.

The good news is that it happened in the previous term when the Cherries grabbed a 0-1 win thanks to a goal from Nathan Ake midway through the first half.

Stoke City vs AFC Bournemouth: Prediction

We can’t ignore the 2.15 odds offered for the home win here according to everything written above.

It won’t be an easy one for Stoke, though, which gives a strong value to Potters to win by one goal bet at 3.75.

Stoke City vs AFC Bournemouth: Bets

The main betting option will be Stoke City to win the match at the 2-15 odds.

The value-seekers will fancy Stoke City to win by exactly one goal at the 3.75 odds.

All Odds courtesy of 888Sport

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