Two travelling sides with much-discussed goalscoring woes head to the homes of some of the Premier League’s most frugal this weekend, which can mean only one thing – a win to nil double.
Stoke and West Brom are the two teams who’ll prosper when entertaining Hull and Southampton and entitle smart punters to a 12/1 payday if they back both for flawless victories.
There are manifold reasons suggesting the pair will do as requested, some of the choice factors are outlined below:
Stoke to beat Hull to nil @ 39/20
Dame N’Doye’s arrival has brought the Tigers two wins from the pair of games he has started, with the Senegalese striker scoring in both.
This run is set to end at the Britannia though.
Hull’s recent striker signings have experienced purple patches coinciding with their ingratiation into the side promptly petering out.
Abel Hernandez, who scored three in his first five following a big-money switch from Palermo, he hasn’t bagged since October.
Misfiring forwards such as he are directly responsible for the fact that Steve Bruce’s side have failed to locate the net in seven of ten road games ahead of this Stoke sojourn, where they haven’t scored in each of their previous two visits.
West Brom to beat Southampton to nil @ 17/5
Grand master pragmatist Tony Pulis thrives in games against those who try to play the so-called ‘right way’.
Southampton are certainly one of these and, while they remain a decent technical side, their lack of goals, namely from mainline striker Graziano Pelle, will see them come a cropper at the Hawthorns.
With just one strike in four, which came in injury-time at QPR, confidence can’t be high in the Saints’ attacking ranks making them easy meat for the Baggies’ reinforced rearguard.
They’ve won four of the five base camp battles Pulis has taken charge of, accompanying each with a clean sheet.