Stoke City – Bournemouth : Preview & Prediction
The home team is currently in 15th place with 8 points earned, after 2 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses. In the penultimate match, he won at home to Southampton by (2-1). In the last match, lost out to Manchester City by (7-2). This is a stronger team in their stadium, where they won 7 points, against only 1 in their games as a visitor. For the championship, Stoke won 7 points in 12 chances, after 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 defeat in the last 4 games he played in his stadium. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 7 of the last eight games, but his attack has regularly scored because he scored goals in 6 of the last 8 matches in this competition. In 8 games in this competition, suffered the first goal 5 times and never managed to turn the score.
Stoke are back in action as they try to score their second consecutive home win in the English Premier League to try and ease the awful campaign they have been doing so far as they have lost three of their last four games. In the final round, the team suffered a humiliating rout at the Manchester City home, ending the game with only 21% possession and five finals. The goals conceded in that occasion took the team to the position of worse defense of the championship, next to Crystal Palace. The poor ball control shown in the last round was no exception, as Stoke has the second-worst average ball possession and has also missed many passes. One of the club’s highlights is midfielder Cameron.
After 1 win, 1 draw and 6 losses, the visiting team is in 19th place, having won 4 points. In the last match, they lost to Tottenham away (1-0), after their previous match drew at home in a game against Leicester City by (0-0). This is a team affected by the home factor, having won 0 points as a visitor and 4 in their stadium, with 3 goals scored and 5 goals conceded at home, against 1 goal scored and 7 suffered as a visitor.
For this competition, it registers a sequence of 4 defeats in the last games like visitor. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 7 of the last 8 games for this competition. This is a team that scores a few times first and they only managed to open the scoring in 2 of their last 8 games in the Barclays Premier League, and never reached the break to advantage. In 8 games in this competition, he only managed 1 turn in the scoring in the 5 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Bournemouth continue to campaign even worse than their opponents in this round and now there are three games without a win in the Premier League, where they scored only one goal. Its last performance by the competition left again to wish, being that it missed many passes and finalized many less than the adversary. However, the good performance of goalkeeper Begović avoided a more resilient score in favor of Tottenham. Based on the numbers of the Premier League, it is possible to say that the main culprit is the offensive sector. In addition to having scored just four goals in eight games, Bournemouth is the fourth team to finish. As a visitor, the club is, next to the Crystal Palace, the only one that has not yet scored. Who has been gaining prominence is defender Francis, who was the best player of the team in the last two rounds.
Stoke City – Bournemouth : Betting Tips
Stoke and Bournemouth play at Britannia Stadium in a 9th round Barclays Premier League duel. The record of recent direct matches favors the home team, who in the last 4 matches won 2, drew 1 and lost 1. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 06-05-2017, ended with a draw for (2- 2). The home / away condition deserves special attention, since although this is a match between 15th and 19th of the overall standings, in fact this is a confrontation between the 6th place in home games and the 19th as a visitor.
Stoke City – Win Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70