Stoke City vs Preston North End – Predictions & Football Betting Tips
Stoke City are at the Bet365 Stadium for the weekend’s league game against Preston North End. Both Stoke and Preston bagged their maiden league wins of 2019 during the previous matchday but they are still far off from the playoff positions with eight and 13 points respectively separating them from the sixth spot. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Stoke returned to winning ways after four matches after they secured an impressive 2-1 triumph over leaders Leeds United. Sam Clucas and Joe Allen found the scoresheet for the Potters against 10-man Leeds.
Preston ended their five-match winless run after getting the better of Queens Park Rangers by a comfortable 4-1 scoreline on the road. Winter signings Jayden Stockley and Brad Potts bagged their maiden goals for the club.
Deepdale was the destination for the previous meeting between the sides which ended in a 2-2 scoreline in August. The last clash at the Bet365 Stadium was 11 years ago where Stoke came up triumphs by a 3-1 scoreline. Our betting tips and predictions fancy a Stoke win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Stoke City win at 1.90[/bet_tip_now]
Preston are given a price of 4.33 for the win but we are not expecting this result against a Stoke side, which has impressed especially in their home patch. Stoke are currently on a run of just one league win since Boxing Day but they have excelled in front of their supporters with four of their previous five matches ending in victories. Our preview favours Stoke to keep up with the strong home run.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Stoke City win at 1.90[/bet_tip_now]
Stoke City vs Preston North End draw odds: 3.40
Preston North End win odds: 4.33
Correct Score odds
Both Stoke and Preston have managed the solitary triumph since the turn of the year but the former are likely to have the advantage in this fixture with their purple patch in their stadium of late. The hosts possess the better defensive record in their home when compared to Preston on the road and this should make the difference in an encounter, which may involve goals from either side. Our correct score prediction fancies a Stoke 2-1 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Stoke City 2-1 win at 8.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Stoke have experienced over two goals in the past two Championship matches and the weekend’s game may take the same trend, as Preston have scored in every game since Boxing Day. The last meeting between the sides went similarly with four goals involved. Our total goals prediction would back more than 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 2.10[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Benik Afobe has been Stoke’s key contributor up front this term and he has netted seven times in the Championship. The ex-Arsenal graduate has bagged just one goal in the past six league appearances but we are still fancying him to open the scoresheet, as he has been regularly leading the line since the turn of the year. 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 4.60[/bet_tip_now]
Free bet offers
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