Stoke City vs Leicester City
England Premier League.
Date: Saturday, 17th December 2016,
Kick-off at 15:00 UK.
Venue: Britannia Stadium, Stoke on Trent.
Stoke City were unlucky in the 0-0 home draw against Southampton and were poised to pick 3 points after a disappointing defeat at Arsenal last weekend. However, they will back themselves up with a good home record when a struggling Leicester City visits them on Saturday evening. Stoke picked up 3 wins and 2 draws in their last 6 home matches, and a lone defeat came against Bournemouth.
Leicester City were defeated by Bournemouth 1-0 on Tuesday and the Foxes looked terrible in all departments. The defending champions are currently 14th in the standings with a meagre 4 points separating them from the relegation zone. They had won 4 matches in the league this season with all of them coming at home. While they are win-less in away matches in Premier League with only 1 draw to their name in 8 outings.
Stoke City vs Leicester City: Head-to-head stats
The corresponding fixture of last season between the two at the Britannia Stadium was a 2-2 draw. While Leicester thrashed Stoke City 3-0 in the return leg at the King Power Stadium.
Moreover, Leicester City have won in 2 of the 4 Premier League meetings against Stoke since they won promotion in 2014. Stoke has only 1 win and a draw as positives during the period.
Stoke City vs Leicester City: Predictions
Stoke City is the team to back here considering the miserable form of Leicester City on the road. In their 11 away matches in all competitions this season, the Foxes were beaten in 8, with a lone win coming in Champions League fixture against Club Brugge. It is very unlikely that they regroup from a terrible performance at Bournemouth in the mid-week. Therefore, Stoke City can be confidently back to come away with all three points.
The predicted full-time score is a 2-1 win in favour of Stoke City at the odds of 10/1 (11.00).
Stoke City vs Leicester City: Bet Tips
- Stoke City to win at 3.30 (23/10)
- Over 2.5 goals at 2.00 (1/1).