Stoke City vs Burnley
England – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 22 April 2018
Kick-Off at 13:30 UK
Venue: Bet365 Stadium (Stoke).
Stoke City were just minutes away from a massive breakthrough in the relegation battle as they had the lead away at London Stadium through substitute forward Peter Crouch. However, they could not hold on to the lead shipping the late equalizer by another veteran forward Andy Carroll to stay five points shy of the safe zone.
With just four games left to play, the Potters are desperate for a victory on Sunday when they host the seventh-placed Burnley. Clarets ended the five-win streak by falling 1-2 to last term’s winners Chelsea on Thursday evening at turf Moor. Ashley Barnes continued his spell of fine form by netting the only goal for Sean Dyche’s men against the Blues, while Chris Wood was substituted early in the second half. This duo will be a massive threat to Stoke City’s goal and stopping them will be the key to the potential success for David Moyes and his men.
The Potters have the weakest defensive line in the league with 64 goals shipped in 34 matches so far. They are winless in last five games at home, but the opposition in last three included the likes of Manchester City, Everton and Tottenham Hotspur.
Stoke City vs Burnley: Head-to-head
None of last four H2H games saw both teams on target nor did it bring three or more goals.
Burnley won last two with the same 1-0 scoreline, both in front of the home crowd.
Stoke City lead the tie by five if we look at matches at Bet365 Stadium (15 to 10 wins is the ratio).
Stoke City vs Burnley: Prediction
Clarets notched two or more goals in five straight outings in the Premier League before losing 1.2 to Chelsea on Thursday. Given they are now up against the weakest defensive line in the league, we can see the value in backing them to net two or more at the sky-high 3.50 odds.
Yes, the Potters are truly desperate for success here, but they will by no means have an easy task finding the way out of the crisis against the in-form Burnley side. Since the hosts notched a goal in three of last four ties, you can try with the both teams to score option at 2.05 as well.
Stoke City vs Burnley: Bet Tips
Burnley Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 3.50
BTTS @ 2.05