A pair of sides struggling to string results together face off in the Potteries when Stoke and Swansea look to put recent Premier League disappointments behind them at the Britannia.
We’ve had a gander at what’s on offer down bwin.com way, digging out three top tips to aid your Sunday afternoon viewing pleasure.
Wilfried Bony to score first @ 11/2
We waited and waited and waited for Bony, who scored a whopping 25 goals in all competitions last term, to get off the mark in 2014/15, sitting through the Ivorian’s first Premier League dismissal at home to Southampton in the process.
He finally got it with the opener in the 2-2 draw against Newcastle last time out, and Bony notched in consecutive games eight times last season, including after his first Premier League goal ever at home to Manchester United, so there’s no better candidate to get things underway.
Draw @ 9/4
Seventh-placed Swansea have followed up successive Premier League losses against the Saints and Chelsea with two draws.
Stoke, who are eight places below Garry Monk’s men, beat Newcastle 1-0 in their last match at the Britannia, but have lost their other two top-flight home matches this term by the same scoreline against Aston Villa and Leicester.
It looks too close to call, so backing a share of the spoils is wise.
Over 3.5 yellow cards @ 7/10
Every one of Swansea’s seven Premier League matches so far this season has seen at least three cautions, with their last three games producing four or more bookings.
Meanwhile, the past trio of top-flight fixtures featuring Stoke have induced referees to flash a whopping 17 yellows, so this bet looks safe.