Stoke City are up against Blackburn Rovers in Saturday’s league meeting at the Bet365 Stadium. The Potters returned to winning ways with a midweek triumph over Swansea City but they are still in the bottom half of the table with a four-point gap to the drop zone. Blackburn, on the other hand, have fared much better and are a couple of points adrift off the playoff spots. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Stoke come into the game on the back of a 1-0 win over Swansea City. Joe Allen netted the winner for the hosts before the hour mark and this ended their run of two matches without victory.
On the contrary, Blackburn played out a goalless draw against Derby County on the road. The stalemate was their second on the bounce while they have not secured a win in three matches.
The two clubs previously faced each other at Ewood Park in 2012 where Stoke won by a 2-1 scoreline. The last meeting at the Bet365 Stadium also went in Stoke’s favour by a 3-1 margin. Our betting tips and predictions expect a victory for the hosts.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Stoke City win at 2.00[/bet_tip_now]
Blackburn are given a price of 4.00 for an away win but we are not anticipating this result with their dismal record against Stoke. Blackburn have generally struggled while contesting the Potters and they go into the game with just one win in eight attempts against them. Moreover, they are also on a three-match winless run and this may drift the advantage into Stoke’s end following their morale-boosting triumph in midweek. Our preview anticipates a Stoke win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Stoke City win at 2.00[/bet_tip_now]
Stoke City vs Blackburn Rovers draw odds: 3.30
Blackburn Rovers win odds: 4.00
Correct Score odds
Stoke have been slowly propping up the table after a slow start and their home form has largely assisted them with back-to-back victories. On the contrary, Blackburn have managed just one point on the road in the same period and they can anticipate a tough challenge against Stoke whom they have not beaten in the league since 1988. Our correct score prediction is to go for a Stoke 1-0 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”] Stoke City 1-0 win at 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Stoke may have leaked 13 goals in just eight games but they have managed to keep the scores down at the Bet365 Stadium. Their last two home matches have witnessed a maximum of two goals and such has been the case for Blackburn, who played out a goalless draw at Derby in midweek. Our total goals prediction fancies less than 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.70[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Benik Afobe has stood out for Stoke since his loan move from Wolverhampton Wanderers and he has already contributed four goals in the Championship. He has bagged the opening goal on a couple of occasions. Our first goalscorer prediction is to go with Afobe.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Benik Afobe at 4.75[/bet_tip_now]
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