Stoke City vs Leicester City
English FA Cup
Date: Saturday, 9 January 2021
Kick-Off at 15.00 UK
Venue: bet365 Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent.
Stoke City did really well in cup competitions this season, so their fans definitely have a lot of room to hope for positive result against Leicester City this Saturday in the FA Cup. The Potters have had a lot of success in League Cup, managing to eliminate Blackpool, Wolverhampton, Gillingham and Aston Villa before finally going down to Tottenham Hotspur.
They are competing in the Championship with decent success, but most recent results are not ideal. On the other hand, Leicester City have been phenomenal in the EPL, keeping up with the leading duo after 17 rounds. Is this match of the week in England? Bookmakers are offering 1.72 odds on the away win at the moment.
Stoke vs Leicester Head-to-head
There was total of 62 head to head clashes between these two opponents in the past. Stats are going in favour of Stoke who have 22 victories in comparison to Leicester’s 19.
Potters have more than 50% win rate at this stadium, winning 18 out of 32 clashes while losing only seven games.
Six out of the last seven h2h’s have ended with a lot of goals, either BTTS or Over 2.5 goals.
Stoke vs Leicester Prediction
Stoke’s board definitely made a good decision to keep Martin O’Neill as the head manager. Squad has very realistic chances to reach the playoffs this season, but stats at home venue could have been better. Potters won five out of 12 games in the Championship here so far, drew three and lost four with 17-17 goal difference. It is a bit surprising to see Sam Vokes failing to score one single goal in 13 appearances, but at least youngster Tyrese Campbell is not having such troubles. He is the top scorer right now.
As for the opposition, Foxes have lost only one out of the last seven Premier League games. They are sitting in high 3rd place with 32 points, just one behind the leaders Liverpool. We believe Brendan Rodgers’ players will take this competition very seriously and claim victory on Saturday afternoon.
Stoke vs Leicester Bet Tips
Away win @ 1.72
Leicester to win and both teams to score @ 4.00.