Stoke vs Stevenage
English FA Cup
Date: 29 January 2023, Sunday
Kick-off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: bet365 Stadium (Stoke-on-Trent).
Stoke brought their dismal three-game losing streak to an end by claiming a demolishing 4-0 victory over Reading eight days ago.
It was a very important three-pointer for Alex Neil and his troops who made a big step towards safer waters down in the bottom half of the Championship table as a consequence.
The Potters have thus managed to raise the spirits in the dressing room ahead of the fourth round of the FA Cup and the home clash against League Two outfit Stevenage on Sunday afternoon.
Neil’s men are the clear favorites going into the tie and we would be very surprised to witness anything other but their victory at bet365 Stadium.
The performance they have shown last weekend against Reading was fantastic. We expect the Potters to have even more space in the final third this time around knowing they are about the face a fourth-tier opposition.
Stevenage hold the second place in the League Two ladder at the moment and they are on the best way to earn the automatic promotion to the League One football next season.
They have a double-digit advantage in points on fourth-placed Carlisle United and we will be very surprised not to see them in the third class next year.
However, we still do not have any optimism when it comes to the visitors and their chances on Sunday at bet365 Stadium due to the obvious difference in quality between the two teams and the fact the Potters have the home court advantage in this matchup.
Stoke vs Stevenage Head-to-head
- This will only be the second head to head affair between Stoke and Stevenage.
- The Potters eased past the rivals six seasons ago when they met each other in the second round of the League Cup (a 0-4 win at The Lamex Stadium).
Stoke vs Stevenage Prediction
Stoke bagged four unanswered goals past Reading last weekend and we certainly believe they have what it takes to eliminate a League Two opposition in front of the home fans at bet365 Stadium on Sunday.
We will take Stoke to win & Over 2.5 goals FT as the main pick at the odds of 2.87. Those who prefer the correct score predictions can chase the 2-1 win for the hosts at the 8.50 odds.
Stoke vs Stevenage Betting Tips
Stoke to win & Over 2.5 goals FT @ 2.87 (15/8)
Correct Score: Stoke 2-1 @ 8.50 (15/2) odd.