Stoke vs West Brom: Potters and Baggies to settle for stalemate

Stoke vs West Brom: Potters and Baggies to settle for stalemate

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Odds: Stoke 23/20, Draw 9/4, West Brom 13/5

Kick Off: 1500, 23/12/2017

Stadium: Bet365 Stadium

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What Trueform says for Stoke vs West Brom

Stoke and West Brom are both struggling at the wrong end of the table this season and each side may settle for a steady share of the spoils from this fixture.

Albion have gone 16 Premier League matches without a win, but our Trueform ratings suggest they are playing well enough to pick up a positive result here.

Alan Pardew would probably take a fifth draw in seven games, so let’s go with 9/4 for a stalemate for our Stoke vs West Brom betting predictions.

A Look At Stoke City’s Betting Odds

The pressure is mounting on Mark Hughes after a damaging 3-0 home defeat to West Ham made it five losses in six outings for Stoke, with the only respite being a narrow win over basement dwellers Swansea.

Cries of “Hughes out” could clearly be heard from the City supporters after the latest setback, with Hughes admitting: “That’s understandable.”

Hughes was right to feel aggrieved at a penalty decision which helped the Hammers hit the front, though, with Manuel Lanzini subsequently charged with diving.

“We were damaged by a poor decision – it allowed them to get people behind the ball,” moaned the Welshman.

Stoke do deserve a change of fortune, but it is also worth noting they have kept just one clean sheet in their last 16 Premier League games.

That makes 21/4 for a repeat of August’s 1-1 draw with the Baggies good value in our Stoke vs West Brom odds.

A Look At West Bromwich Albion’s Betting Odds

West Brom failed to build on a brave draw at Liverpool when going down 2-1 at home to Manchester United, with that result leaving them second from bottom, two places and a couple of points below Stoke.

However, having been outplayed for much of last Sunday’s match, Pardew will take heart from a strong finish, with Gareth Barry pulling a goal back and Albion going close to pinching a point via some late balls into the box.

If the Baggies continue to play with such spirit, they should be capable of climbing up the table, especially with Salomon Rondon starting to find some form up front in general play, even if still struggling for goals.

There has been only one first-half goal scored in the last four head-to-head encounters between these teams, so 29/20 for 0-0 at the break is a percentage pick for our Stoke vs West Brom betting tips.

Additional stats

Last result

STOKE 0-3 West Ham

WEST BROM 1-2 Man Utd – Gareth Barry

Head to head: West Brom 1-1 Stoke, West Brom 1-0 Stoke, Stoke 1-1 West Brom, West Brom 2-1 Stoke, Stoke 0-1 West Brom

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Best bets for Stoke vs West Brom

Match to be drawn @ 9/4

Correct score of 1-1 @ 21/4

No goals in first half @ 29/20