Stoke City will host relegation threatened Sunderland at Britannia Stadium on Saturday 30th April 2016.
Stoke will enter this game with low morale as they have fallen to series of defeat. They have lost their last 3 games and are on declined form which have pushed them down to 10th position in the league. They will be expecting to go back to winning ways in this game as the end of the season closes in.
On the other hand, Sunderland’s Survival is in their hands, they are in 17th position in the league and ate in same points with 18th placed Norwich City. Their last draw against Arsenal pushed them out of the bottom three for the first time in some months, they may need all 9 points in the remaining 3 games to guarantee their stay in the premier league next season.
- Stoke have been poor recently, they have lost their last 3 games and are without a win in 5 of their last 6 games.
- Stoke have conceded at least 4 goals in each of their last 3 matches and have conceded at least 2 goals in 5 of their last 6 matches.
- Stoke are also without a win in their last 3 home premier league games.
- Sunderland are not that bad compared to stoke, they have recorded 4 draws in their last 6 games.
- Sunderland’s away games are not so good, they have lost 2 of their last 6 away games, won 1 and drew 3.
Stoke City: Team News
Stoke have up to 6 players on their injury list – Charlie Adam, Marc Wilson, Glen Johnson, Jonathan Walters, Jack Butland and Ibrahim Afellay are all injury candidates.
Stoke City: Predicted Line up (4-2-3-1)
Pieters, wollscheid, Shawcross, Cameron,
Arnautovic, Bojan, Diouf
Sunderland: Team News
Sunderland have a fully fit squad and Big Sam is expected to field the same starting eleven that took the field in the 0-0 stalemate at Arsenal last weekend.
Sunderland: predicted Line-up (4-1-4-1)
Yedlin, Kone, Kaboul, Aanholt,
Borini, Cattermole, M’Villa, Khazri,
Stoke City vs Sunderland: Head-To-Head stats
Stoke City are dominant at home against Sunderland, they have won 24 of their 46 games at home against Sunderland, they have lost 11 and drew 11.
Stoke are unbeaten in 8 of their last 10 home games against Sunderland, they have won 6, drew 2 and lost 2.
Stoke City vs Sunderland: Prediction
Both teams are not in a good shape, but Sunderland seems better shaped at the moment than the host. With the rate at which Stoke is loosing and their conceding rate, one will likely pitch his tent with Sunderland.
Stoke have conceded at least 4 goals in each of their last 4 matches, showing they have a poor defence at the moment, and they have also lost their last 3 games.
Stoke City vs Sunderland: Bet Tips
Best Bets: (Sunderland win draw no bet) (Sunderland win or draw)
Fair bet: Over 2.5 goals
Risky bet: Over 3.5 goals