Stoke City vs Preston North End Betting Tips & Prediction

With both Stoke and Preston enjoying the comforts of mid-table, both could make a push for an even stronger position when going toe-to-toe on Bet365 Stadium on 11:30 17th April in round 42 of Championship. Placed 12th in the table Stoke have amassed 55 points after 41 matches. On 48 points Preston are ranked in 17th place with an equal amount of matches to their name.

Stats and facts for Stoke and Preston.

  • teamlogoTotal goals was UNDER 3.5 in Stoke’s last 5 of 7 matches;
  • teamlogoStoke scored the last 6 matches in a row at home.
  • teamlogoPreston North End has lost in the last 4 of 5 matches when playing away;
  • teamlogoTotal goals was UNDER 3.5 in Preston North End’s last 6 of 8 matches;
  • teamlogoPreston North End conceded in the last 7 of 9 matches;
  • teamlogoPreston North End $NON_SCORING in the last 4 of 6 matches.


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Form Stoke vs Preston

The form of both teams is one of the biggest things to consider before placing a bet on the upcoming game.

Trouble looms for Preston

Stoke will enter the match hoping to finally end their disappointing run of form in the league. In their previous 3 matches Stoke claimed a 2-0 win against Bristol City and went on to a 2-1 defeat against Millwall. Their latest match served up a 2-0 defeat against Birmingham.

Trouble looms for Preston

Preston go into this encounter on the back of some poor performances in the league. In their previous 3 matches Preston ended with a 1-1 draw against Norwich and went on to a 1-0 win against Swansea. Their latest match served up a 5-0 defeat against Brentford.

It is a match up between two seemingly equal sides, with both in similar shape recently. Stoke are still favored by the bookies to win the match at odds 2.25.

Stoke v Preston Fixture History

The fixture history of the two teams delivers good insights that are worth considering before placing a bet on the upcoming game.

Preston have historical advantage

Preston were left reeling when Stoke took a 1-0 win in their latest Championship encounter. It served as pay back for the 2-0 defeat Preston handed out in the reverse match. Recent meetings have had a tendency to be rather shy on goals as 6 of the previous 10 matches paid out on under 2.5 goals. Preston have been slightly more succesful than Stoke in recent meetings in the Championship. With a 5-3-2 advantage going into this match, betting on Preston has often proved the profitable way to go.

Current standings

Stoke are placed 12th with 55 points from 41 games. Preston occupy a position as 17th in the league on a meagre 48 points.

Full Time Betting

Following odds are available for this match with the bookmakers: Stoke to win pays out at 2.25, the best prize for a draw is 2.40, while an away win for Preston returns you odds 4.60. Stoke won 4 of their last 10 home league games whereas Preston lost 6 of their last 10 away league games.


The prices available with the bookmakers indicate the chance of both teams to score (BTTS) is as low as 29% in this match. This equals odds around 3.50, while going the other way and betting on both teams NOT to score pays out odds 1.29. The bookies estimate the chance of this outcome paying out lies at 78%. The last 10 home league games for Stoke averaged 1.9 goals per game with BTTS paying out 4 of these last 10 matches. In the previous 10 away league games for Preston the average total goals were 1.9 with 2 of these 10 matches seeing BTTS.

Over/Under Betting

According to the bookmakers the chance of this match having over 2.5 goals is just 18%. Should you fancy a punt, there are odds around 5.50 available if you bet OVER 2.5 goals. Going the opposite direction and betting on under 2.5 goals pays out at odds 1.14. Stoke’s last 10 home league matches saw an average of 1.9 goals a game. 5 of Stoke’s last 10 home matches had over 2.5 goals. Preston’s last 10 away league games averaged 1.9 goals per game. 4 of the last 10 away matches for Preston went over 2.5 goals.

First Goal Scorer


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