Stoke City vs Swansea City
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 25 January 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Bet365 Stadium (Stoke on Trent).
Stoke are starting to show signs of promise and have not admitted defeat in their past four games at home. With Swansea’s last win here coming well over a decade ago, count on the hosts to extend their positive run of form this weekend.
Stoke City vs Swansea City Head to head (h2h)
- Their previous encounter saw Stoke hand Swansea a 2-1 defeat.
- All but one of their past five meetings have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in six of their last eight games.
- None of their previous ten fixtures have ended as a stalemate.
- Swansea have registered the win just thrice in their past ten clashes. (W-3, D-1, L-6)
Stoke City vs Swansea City Prediction
Stoke upset the odds last week to pull off a stunning win over table-toppers West Brom on the road. The hosts went into that latter matchup as the outright underdogs but went on to edge past their counterparts with a narrow 1-0 scorecard.
As of now, the home team are unbeaten in their past three games in the Championship. They have also garnered seven points from a possible nine in the process.
On the other hand, Swansea have been alternating between wins and draws in their last four fixtures in the second division. Their previous clash at home saw them take down Wigan with a 2-1 scoreline. While on the road, they played out a far from exciting stalemate alongside Cardiff.
It is also worth mentioning that Swansea have been struggling to get things going on the road as of late. Miserably, they have tasted success just once in their past six outings.
In sharp contrast, Stoke have not been at the losing end in front of the home crowd since their 2-1 defeat to Blackburn, back in late November. To top it off, Swansea have not picked up a win against this foe in any of their past eight trips here.
As such, Stoke are the favorites to come away with all three points this weekend. Be that as it may, the guests have salvaged a point six times on the road already. Taking into account that the hosts have also shared the spoils in two of their last three games here, back a draw no bet, just to be on the safer side.
Furthermore, Swansea’s backline have been found napping far too many times on the road. They have conceded thirteen goals from their last five outings in all competitions alone.
Moreover, the hosts have scored two goals or more in four of their previous five h2h meetings here. Considering that the reverse fixture of this matchup also witnessed over 2.5 goals on the charts, it is certainly safe to expect more of the same in this one as well.
Stoke City vs Swansea City Betting tips
Draw no bet: Stoke @ 1.50 (1/2)
Over 2.5 goals @ 2.00 (1/1).