Stoke – West Ham : Preview & Prediction
Stoke and West Ham play at Britannia Stadium in an 18th round Barclays Premier League duel. At this stage, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which has 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss in the last 5 games. However, the last time they met at this stadium was on 29-04-2017, in a game for the Barclays Premier League that ended in a draw for (0-0). In this match, the home factor may play a significant role, as West Ham has significant differences in the results achieved at home and away.
After 4 wins, 4 draws and 9 losses, the home team is in 15th place, having won 16 points. In the last match, they lost with Burnley away by (1-0), after in the previous game to have lost out in a game against Tottenham, by (5-1). This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 matches has 4 wins, 2 draws and 9 defeats as a visitor, with 17 goals scored and 31 conceded, against 5 victories , 3 draws and 7 defeats at home, with 21 goals scored and 27 conceded. In the last eight home games for the league, Stoke have won 3, 2 and 3, having won 11 points out of 24. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 games, but his attack has regularly scored as he has scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches in this competition. In their home matches by the competition there is a tendency towards goals, since 7 in 8 finished with More than 2.5 goals in the marker. In 17 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 11 times and only got 1 turn on the scoreboard. There are 1 highlights in the last 10 home games in all competitions: he scored 6 of his 14 goals in minutes (31′-45 ‘).
Stoke are back at home for the Premier League after two straight away away from their fans who may be very unhappy with the club’s performance as they have suffered four defeats in the last five rounds. The last of them took place outside Burnley, in a very balanced game, holding the draw until the final minutes, when then conceded. Although it was a simple defeat, the team has been characterized by a very inconsistent defensive system, which is now the most leaked of the competition. One of the weaknesses of the team has been the lack of quality in the exchange of passes, and consequently the low average ball possession. As the principal, the club owns the eighth worst campaign, and in this condition has one of the most leaked defenses. The 3-4-2-1 has been the standard scheme of the team, which should count on Zouma among the initial eleven.
Analysis of West Ham
After 3 wins, 5 draws and 9 losses, the visiting team is in 19th place, having won 14 points. In the last match, they drew with Arsenal at home for (0-0), after their previous match won home in a game against Chelsea for (1-0). This is a stronger team when you play in your stadium, because in the last 30 games you have 2 wins, 5 draws and 8 losses as a visitor; against 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses in his stadium. His last away game for this competition ended with a 2-1 loss to Manchester City. In the last 9 out of the league West Ham has had 3 draws and 6 defeats, having won 3 points out of 27.
For this competition, you have not won any of the last 9 games outside of your stadium. The team allowed their opponents’ goals in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition, so they have not been very strong defensively. In his away games for this competition there is a tendency to have goals, since 6 in 9 finished with More than 2.5 goals in the scoreboard. In 17 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 9 times and never managed to turn the score. There are 1 highlights in the last 13 matches played as a visitor for all competitions: he scored 6 of his 11 goals in minutes (31′-45 ‘).
West Ham play again in the English Premier League after two consecutive appearances in front of their fans, who should be unhappy with the club’s performance as they have only one win in the last ten rounds. In their last showdown, the team received the Arsenal at home and had a poor performance, ending with only 30% possession and five finals, having missed many passes, bitter then only a tie without goals. Although he did not concede a goal in that last round, the team still has the second most leaked defense of the competition. In addition, West Ham is one of the least complete, which helps explain their unsatisfactory numbers in the attack. The coach has often been involved in the tactical formation of the team, but must keep Zabaleta as a reference on the right side.
Stoke – West Ham : Betting Tips
Stoke – Win Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70