Tottenham vs Stoke City
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 25th February 2017
Kick off: 13:30 UK/ 14:30 CET
Venue: White Hart Lane, London.
Tottenham will long to put their Europa league exit behind them. The north London failed to follow up on their sumptuous FA cup display during their UEL clash with Gent; Spurs were forced to a 2-2 draw. Tottenham will also want to get back to winning ways in the league, after Liverpool ended their 8 league games unbeaten run a forth night ago. Moreover, spurs sit 3rd on the log with 50 points from 25 games.
Stoke City ended their 3 league winless streak in their match day 25 clash with Crystal Palace at the Bet 365 stadium. The potters had 2 solid weeks of rest, and will be hoping they end spurs stainless run at the White Hart Lane. Moreover, Stoke city sits 9th on the log with 32 points gathered from 25 games.
Tottenham vs Stoke City: Key Stats
Tottenham maintains a 12 league games at the White Hart Lane, winning 10, and sharing points in 2. However, the North London side have lost twice in their last 5 competitive games.
Stoke city tasted defeat once in their last 5 league games, but only managed to 1 win in their last 5 away league games.
Tottenham: Team News
Maurico Pochettino will be missing the services of Danny rose for spurs 6th consecutive competitive games; the English defender is recovering from a knee injury. Erik Lamela will also be unavailable for this clash due to illness, the Argentine forward have been unavailable for selection since October 2016 due.
Tottenham: Predicted Line-Up (4-2-3-1)
Lloris: Walker, Dier, Vertonghen, Davies: Dembele, Wanyama- Eriksen, Alli, Son: Kane.
Stoke City: Team News
Stoke City defender Phillip Bardsley is a big doubt for this game, after he was substituted in the potter’s last league games at the Bet365 stadium. Moreover, Xherdan Shaqiri, and Geoff Cameron are possible doubt for stoke visit to London, while veteran Midfielders is surely going to miss the game due to knee injury.
Stoke City: Predicted Line-Up (4-2-3-1)
Grant: Johnson, Shawcross, Martin-Indi, Pieters: Whelan, Adam- Arnautovic, Allen, Sobhi: Crouch.
Tottenham vs Stoke City: Head To Head Statistics
Tottenham enjoyed an easy ride in the opening leg of this tie; Spurs scored 4 unreplied goals as they disgraced Stoke at the Bet365 stadium.
Moreover, Tottenham has 5 wins compared to stoke city in the last 10 league games between them. In addition, Stoke city have failed to taste defeat in the last 2 visit to the White Hart Lane, and lost once in their last 5 visit to the London based club.
Tottenham vs Stoke City: Predictions
Tottenham remain the only side that have failed to taste defeat at home this season. The North London side dropped points twice in their first 12 league game at home, conceding 5 goals and scoring 25 goals in those 12 home game. On the other hand, Stoke city scooped a low 3 point out of possible 15 from their last 5 league away games.
Therefore, I will predict a slim margin win for Tottenham.
Tottenham vs Stoke City: Bet Tips
Spurs to win to nil at 11/8 (2.37).