Stoke City are up against Brentford in the hope of a positive result in the second weekend of the Championship 2018-19 campaign. Stoke City have had to go through a lengthy period of adjustment in the summer, as they have returned to the Championship after almost a decade in the Premier League. Brentford are hoping to make it to the play-offs after narrowly missing out on the same last season. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Stoke City’s disastrous pre-season extended into the actual campaign as the team suffered a 3-1 defeat against Leeds United to begin the campaign.
Brentford made a splendid start to the season by beating Rotherham United, who are favourites to go down, 5-1 at home. Now, the team prepares for a run of four away games in five games.
The last meeting between Brentford and Stoke City was way back in 2002. Back then, Stoke managed a 2-0 away win over Brentford. Our betting tips and predictions expect a win for Brentford.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Brentford win at 3.30[/bet_tip_now]
Stoke City are at odds of 2.30 to win this match. However, it is difficult to back an out of sorts Stoke City outfit at this short price. On the other hand, Brentford were extremely good against Rotherham. Even though the quality of the opposition is substantially higher, confidence is a major factor that can push Brentford into a positive result. Last season, Dean Smith’s team were not outstanding on the road as they picked up only nine wins, but they can capitalise on a weak Stoke outfit. Our preview would opt for a Brentford win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Brentford win at 3.30[/bet_tip_now]
Stoke City vs Brentford draw odds: 3.50
Stoke City win odds: 2.30
Correct Score odds
Stoke City are in a world of defensive problems that simply do not seem to go away. The five-goal haul against Rotherham may not repeat every week, but Smith’s team will take a lot of confidence from that result. Stoke have every reason to fear a big defeat, but home advantage should ensure a close game. Our correct score prediction would go with a Brentford 2-1 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Brentford 2-1 win at 11.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
The defensive issues for Stoke City will read well for Brentford, who are in a good attacking moment. At the same time, Stoke have sufficient quality to be able to get at least a goal in this match. Our total goals prediction would opt for over 2.5 goals in this match.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.72[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Benik Afobe scored from the spot to open his account on his debut for Stoke City. The striker will be pumped up following this goal and a chance to score in front of his own supporters will be hard to turn down. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Afobe.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Benik Afobe at 6.00[/bet_tip_now]
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