Stoke City vs Wolves
FA Cup – Third Round.
Date: Saturday, 7th January 2017,
Kick-off at 15:00 UK.
Venue: Britannia Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent.
Stoke City have so far failed to find any consistency to their game this season. They had mixed spells in the first half of the season and are currently 11th in the Premier League table after managing just 6 wins from their 20 matches so far. They have even fallen apart at the Britannia Stadium, a ground often tipped as one of the toughest for visiting teams. They have been only 4 wins in the 11 matches in all competitions this season.
Wolverhampton Wanderers on the other hand had a flying start to the 2016/17 season with a 6 match unbeaten run in all competitions. Since then, they found the going tough and fell from top half of the table to relegation zone. A couple of wins in December had put them 5 points above safety, but they are still a team without any consistency to their game plan.
Stoke City vs Wolves: Head-to-head stats
This will be the first time that these teams are meeting since 2012. Stoke are unbeaten in the last four matches against Wolves with wins in all of them.
At the Britannia stadium, Stoke are unbeaten in the last 6, with 2 wins from the last 2 followed by 4 draws.
Stoke City vs Wolves: Prediction
It will be beneficial to keep an eye on what kind of eleven that each managers put on the field. Stoke have a good record against Wolves in recent meetings and they are our favourites to win this tie. But too many changes in the starting eleven could dent their chances here, since Wolves are better accustomed to get results with a defensive strategy. So we advise you to check the starting line-ups before kick-off before deciding on the bets for this match.
Stoke City vs Wolves: Bet Tips
Stoke City to win at 1.70 (7/10)
Over 2.5 goals at 1.90 (9/10).