Stoke City vs Crystal Palace
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 11th February 2017
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Britannia Stadium, Stoke on Trent.
Stoke City will be looking to bounce back from a 1-0 away loss away at West Brom when they host Crystal Palace on match-day 25. The Potters are win-less in their last three league. But they were two draws against teams in form – Manchester City and Everton.
Mark Hughes’ side are in a better form, especially when they are unbeaten in the last 6 matches at home. Stoke are 11th in the league table with 29 points.
Crystal Palace are 19th in the Premier League standings. They are coming after a shocking 4-0 defeat at home to fellow relegation battlers Sunderland.
Palace along with Sunderland, are the team with most number of defeats (15) in Premier League this season. Also, five of their last six matches end in defeats. They are also the worst defense in Premier League, with 45 goals conceded in their 24 matches so far.
Stoke City vs Crystal Palace: Head-to-head stats
- Crystal Palace are unbeaten in the last six matches against Stoke City in all competitions. The latest five are wins.
- The reverse fixture of the current campaign at the Selhurst Park was a 4-1 win for Palace.
- Stoke lost their last two home games against Palace by the same 2-1 margin.
- Palace have a good record at the Britannia stadium with 5 wins and 1 draws in their last 8 visits, while the Potters won just twice.
Stoke City vs Crystal Palace: Prediction
The form is on Stoke City’s side and they are expected to pile further misery on the struggling Crystal Palace. Also, Sam Allardyce has a poor record at the Britannia stadium after managing just 1 win in 7 visits, while drew twice and lost in 4.
Crystal Palace, despite being the worst defense in Premier League, have scored 19 goals in their 12 away games this season. With five of the last six matches between these two sides seeing both teams scoring, we can confidently back both teams to score and over 2.5 goals in this match.
Stoke City vs Crystal Palace: Bet Tips
FT – Stoke to win 11/10 (2.10)
BTTS & Over 2.5 goals at 6/4 (2.50).