Crystal Palace – Stoke City : Preview & Prediction
Crystal Palace and Stoke meet at Selhurst Park in a 13th round match of the Barclays Premier League. At this stage, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which has 4 wins and 2 draws in the last 6 games. Indeed, the last time they played at this stadium was on 18-09-2016, in a game for the Barclays Premier League that ended with the victory of Crystal Palace by (4-1). The goals of the match were scored by J. Tomkins (9 ‘), S. Dann (11’), J. McArthur (71 ‘) and A. Townsend (75’) for Crystal Palace and M. Arnautović ) to Stoke. In this match the home factor can play an important role, since Crystal Palace presents significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in 20th place with 5 points earned after 1 win, 2 draws and 9 losses. In the penultimate match, lost out to Tottenham by (1-0). In the last match, they drew at home to Everton by (2-2). This is a team affected by the home factor, stronger when you play in front of your fans, since in the last 30 matches you have 3 wins, 1 draw and 11 defeats as a visitor, with 10 goals scored and 32 conceded, against 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 home defeats, with 20 goals scored and 18 conceded. In the last 6 home games for the championship, Crystal Palace has won 1, 2 draws and 3 losses, having won 5 points out of 18. The team has not been very strong defensively, as they have always conceded goals in the last 10 games, and their attack needs to improve because they have not been able to achieve in 7 of the last 10 matches in this competition. This is a team that scored few times first and they only managed to open the scoring in 2 of their last 12 games by the Barclays Premier League, of these 2 reached the break in lead in 1 and won in the late 90 ‘in 1. In 12 games in the competition, never managed to turn the board in the 10 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Crystal Palace has had a disastrous performance in the Premier League, the team that won the least after 12 rounds and needs to seek recovery urgently to try to avoid a likely relegation at the end of the season. The team has been presenting serious problems in both the offensive and defensive systems, since it has scored only 6 goals, being the worst attack of the national, and suffered 24 goals, having the second defense more leaked, needing a much higher yield in the 2 sectors to try get out of this uncomfortable situation in which you are. Playing at home, such as this Saturday’s match, Crystal Palace has the second worst campaign of the English League, is the second team that suffered most goals in the condition of principal, but it is noteworthy that is unbeaten for 3 games in his stadium where he won 1 win and 2 draws. For the confrontation with Stoke, coach Roy Rodgson will not be able to count on the midfielder Chung-Yong Lee by injury.
The visiting team is currently in 15th place with 13 points, after 3 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses. In the penultimate match, they drew at home to Leicester City by (2-2). In the last match, he tied for Brighton & Hove Albion (2-2). This is a team that maintains the income when it plays outside its stadium, because in the last 30 games it registers 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses as a visitor; against 6 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses in his stadium. In the league, Stoke had 5 points in 18 chances, after 1 win, 2 draws and 3 losses in their last 6 away games. The team allowed their opponents to score in 9 of their last 10 games, so they have not shown great defensive solidity, but their attack has scored regularly, as they managed to make it 9 out of the last 10 games in this competition. In 12 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 7 times and never managed to turn the board.
Stoke City have been making a rather unsatisfactory English Championship where they are at the bottom of the standings, have won only 1 of their last 5 matches and are looking for a recovery to try to move away from the relegation zone which is 4 points away . The team is characterized by a medium attack that has scored 15 goals and is the ninth best among the 20 national teams, while the defense leaves much to be desired, has suffered 24 goals and is the second most leaked, demonstrating that urgent adjustments are needed in the defensive system to suffer less goals, but the attack also needs to be more efficient. Playing away from home, such as this Saturday’s match, Stoke City have the country’s fifth worst campaign but have scored in the last 5 games as a visitor but have conceded 12 goals in these games. For the clash against Crystal Palace, coach Mark Hughes will not be able to count on goalkeeper Jack Butland due to injury.
Crystal Palace – Stoke City : Betting Tips
Crystal Palace – Win Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70