Stoke City vs West Brom
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 9th February 2019
Kick-off at 17.30 UK/ 18.30 CET
Venue: Bet365 Stadium (Stoke on Trent).
The Baggies are the best of the lot in scoring goals. They have racked up 59 so far from their 29 matches, and are eager to cross the 60-mark. The team has cut themselves a nice wiggle-room, at the top of the table, and will rely on the heroics of their frontline to see their charge through, to get into the Premier League.
The highly erratic Potters will be wary of the task that awaits them. They have been really poor for the last two months, and their misery will only compound with the apparent visit of Albion. The team lost four of their last five games and got the boot from the FA Cup by a third-division team, Shrewsbury, and that too with the home advantage.
Stoke City vs West Brom Head-to-head (h2h)
- Five of the last six wins belong to the Throstles.
- Nathan Jones’s men conceded in their last eight ties in a row.
- The team from Staffordshire conceded in their last three attempts at home and failed to hit back in three of their last six.
- In the last five years, only once has Darren Moore’s men lost.
Stoke City vs West Brom Prediction
Without contest, Albion possesses the most potent frontline in the Championship. They are pitted against a team that lost four of their last five ties and were winless in eight of their last nine. The Potters also lost three of their last four appearances at the Bet365 Stadium. Furthermore, they have conceded in 12 of their last 15 games. The team from West Midlands, which found the back of the net in 40 of their last 46 games will easily score in both halves of this tie.
Competition in the top-most tier is at its most intense stage. Any stumble will cost dearly, and teams will do everything in their power to avoid that. As far as Albion is considered, this fixture is an opportunity for them to register three easy points, and to improve their goal difference as well. There’s a negligible chance that the team will leave things to happen late in this crucial juncture. Expect the Throstles to be leading at half time.
Stoke City vs West Brom Betting Tips
Half Time Result: West Brom to Win @ 3.40 (12/5)
West Brom to Score in Both Halves @ 4.00 (3/1).