Stoke City vs Crystal Palace
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 5 May 2018
Kick-Off at 12:30 UK
Venue: Bet365 Stadium (Stoke-on-Trent).
Stoke City held Liverpool to a goalless draw on Saturday to extend the positive run to three straight games without a loss in the Premier League. Nevertheless, they did not win any of these matches either, meaning the Potters still have a mountain to climb to save the top flight status in the remaining two games of the season.
Paul Lambert’s troops currently sit in the danger area, being three points shy of Swansea City with whom they are to play just in the last round of the season. Before this crucial match, they need to clinch a three-pointer this weekend when they host Crystal Palace at Bet365 Stadium.
This will be anything but an easy task, though, given the Glaziers come into this high on confidence after snatching a demolishing 5-0 victory over Leicester City last time out. Five different players got their names on the scoresheet to contribute to Palace’s highest-margin victory in their EPL history. Roy Hodgson has reasons to be proud of his team’s current spell of form since the Glaziers head into this off the back of three wins and a draw in last four matches.
Stoke City vs Crystal Palace: Head-to-head
Crystal Palace were the much more successful side in the history of encounters with the Potters.
They won 22 and lost just 11 of 40 meetings with Stoke City.
Teams have eight wins apiece ahead of their landmark 20th match at Bet365 Stadium.
The Glaziers won six of last seven meetings with the Potters.
Stoke City vs Crystal Palace: Prediction
Lambert will have to find the way to stop the red-hot attacking line of Crystal Palace’s here. The visitors bagged two or more goals in three of last four Premier League matched, including five seven days ago against the Foxes.
The match has a much greater importance for the Potters who will be desperate to pick up a three-pointer in the last outing in front of the home crowd. Knowing that Palace have already secured the survival in the elite, and that they won just one of last eight away matches in all competition, we do find the 1.44 odds for the home win or draw double chance quite appropriate. Braver tipsters can obviously try with the home win at 2.50.
Stoke City vs Crystal Palace: Bet Tips
Stoke City or Draw Double Chance @ 1.44
Stoke City to win @ 2.50.