Stoke City vs West Bromwich Albion – Predictions & Football Betting Tips
Stoke City are back at the Bet365 stadium hoping to make it three consecutive losses for the visitors West Brom. The Baggies have had a setback in the title race, and the team are now seven points behind Norwich City at the top of the table. Meanwhile, Stoke continued to languish in the bottom half of the table. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Stoke City lost 2-0 against Hull City at the KCOM Stadium to make it a string of disappointing results for the team, which has now lost four in the last five matches.
West Brom were knocked out of the FA Cup in extra time after a 3-1 loss against Brighton at home. This was a replay after the previous match produced a goalless draw.
The recent encounter between these two teams produced a 2-1 victory for West Brom back in September. The Baggies last travelled to the Bet365 Stadium as a Premier League outfit and fell to a 3-1 defeat. Our betting tips and predictions expect a victory for West Brom.
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Stoke have been able to suffer just one home defeat against West Brom in the last six matches at Bet365 Stadium, but the conditions are not favourable for a home victory. Nathan Jones may have taken over at Stoke with high expectations, but the manager has been unable to deliver so far with the Potters. The January transfer window has witnessed some important additions to the Stoke squad but they are not as impressive as West Brom in this regard. Our preview would go into a victory for the visitors.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]West Brom win at 3.00[/bet_tip_now]
Stoke City vs West Brom draw odds: 3.30
Stoke City win odds: 2.37
Correct Score odds
West Brom have been one of the best attacking teams in the division and it is not a surprise to see the team at the top of the charts with 59 goals. Defensively, West Brom have not been bad either with 38 goals conceded. Stoke have struggled with scoring goals throughout the campaign and even the £13 million acquisition of Benik Afobe is unlikely to change matters. Our correct score prediction would go with a 2-0 win for West Brom.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]West Brom 2-0 win at 13.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Stoke have struggled for goals but home advantage should have them at least grab a couple. This would be especially possible with West Brom coming on the back of conceding three goals in each of the last two games. Our total goals prediction would opt for more than 2.5 goals.
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First Goalscorer odds
Dwight Gayle did not feature in the midweek match against Brighton and he should be well rested for this encounter. The 28-year-old has been able to score or assist a goal in five out of the last seven games against West Brom. It should also be remembered that the striker came up with a brace to earn West Brom a victory in the reverse fixture against Stoke. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Dwight Gayle.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Dwight Gayle at 5.50[/bet_tip_now]
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