Stoke City vs Tottenham
English Premier League.
Date: Saturday, 10 September, 2016,
Kick-off: 15:00 UK
Stoke City sit rock bottom of the English Premier League table after three games and will be keen to get their first win of the 2016/17 season when they host Tottenham on Saturday afternoon.
After a 1-1 draw at Middlesbrough on the opening day of the season, Stoke suffered back-to-back defeats, 4-1 at home to Manchester City and 1-0 away at Everton before going into the international break.
Spurs are also struggling at the moment as they managed one win from their three matches so far. And that too came against a Crystal Palace side, whose bad patch continues since the beginning of calendar year 2016. While they played out two 1-1 draws against Merseyside clubs, away to Everton and at home against Liverpool.
Stoke City vs Tottenham: Head-to-Head Statistics
- Stoke suffered a heavy 4-0 defeat against Tottenham on April 2016 in the corresponding fixture of the 2015/16 season. While they settled for a 2-2 draw at White Hart Lane in the reverse fixture on August 2015.
- The Spurs took three wins from their last four visits to Stoke, while they lost once.
- Six of the last seven meetings between Stoke and Tottenham have seen over 2.5 goals.
- Tottenham have score in each of the last seven games against Stoke City.
Stoke City vs Tottenham: Prediction
Mauricio Pochettino will be desperate to get a win here in order to avoid further slip from the top four of the league table. They earned a 4-0 win when they visited Stoke in April and the Argentine boss will be hoping for a similar showing from his men on Saturday.
While Stoke City are yet to win a game in the league this season are in the relegation zone. Also they have failed to win in 9 of their last 10 matches in the Premier League. The odds that they come out with a win here are quite low. And Spurs are big favourites and Mark Hughes might have to wait another week for his first win of the season.
Stoke City vs Tottenham: Betting Tips
Over 2.5 goals at 1/1 (2.00)
Tottenham to win at 4/5 (1.80).