Stoke City vs AFC Bournemouth
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 2 January 2021
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Bet365 Stadium (Stoke on Trent).
Stoke City has lost only two of their last ten matches in the campaign. The host is on a five-game unbeaten run in the league, following a 1-1 draw at home with Nottingham Forest in the last league clash. They have picked up 35 points from 9 wins and 8 draws in their 22 appearances.
Bournemouth has been unbeaten for the past five clashes in the league. The visitor has lost only one of their last ten championship fixtures in their schedule. They will visit on the back of a goalless draw on the road with Luton last time out in the campaign.
Stoke City vs Bournemouth Head-to-head (h2h)
- The visitor has been unbeaten for the past four meetings.
- Only one of their recent five matches has ended in a draw.
- Their previous encounter gave a 2-1 home win for the Cherries.
- Both teams have scored in four of their recent five fixtures.
Stoke City vs Bournemouth Prediction
Bournemouth has a bigger and better chance in taking the bragging rights in the upcoming match. Stoke City is three points behind them on the table and has drawn their last two matches. With just two draws in their last five clashes in the campaign, the Cherries pose a better defense out of the two sides.
The host enjoys the ground advantage and we can expect them to have some use of it in the middle when they host the relegated side from Premier League. The Boscombe will aim to build on their unbeaten streak in the league, with their experience from the top tier last term.
Stoke City has scored only 26 goals in their 22 league appearances so far this season. Meanwhile, the Cherries will account for 35 goals slotted in within their 20 attempts.
The double chance favoring Bournemouth along with the former to win either half of the match will probably be the two suitable options for the punters to yield decent returns from the encounter.
Stoke City vs Bournemouth Betting tips
AFC Bournemouth to win either half @ 1.66 (4/6).
Double chance: Draw or AFC Bournemouth @ 1.40 (2/5).