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Stoke v Crystal Palace Prediction & Betting Tips, 5th May 2018

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This could end up being make or break for Stoke this weekend. They head into the weekend three points from safety and with the worst goal difference in the entire top flight. There is a chance they could be relegated this weekend if they don’t win this. Palace are on a four-match undefeated streak and have clawed their way up into mid table safety.

Stoke v Crystal Palace Betting Odds*

Stoke 6/4, Crystal Palace 9/5, Draw 9/4* (Betting Odds taken at 8:08 p.m. on April 30th, 2018)

Stoke News and Form

It could well be make or break for Stoke this weekend. They are three points away from safety ,and have played a game more than those above them. The situation is looking dire. The Potters have drawn their last three games and picked up something of a surprising point at Anfield against Liverpool last weekend. So they are showing some fight, unfortunately what they need is wins. Even if they do win their last two games, that doesn’t guarantee survival. This is their last home game of the season and on home soil, they are W5 D5 L8 for the season. They haven’t managed a win in any of their last six on home soil and have no clean sheet in their last five at the Bet365. They have struggled in front of goal and have scored just 19 in 18 home fixtures. Considering that 61% of their home games have gone over 2.5 goals, it doesn’t say much about their defence. Over 2.5 goals with bookmaker bet365 is at 9/10 odds* (betting odds taken at 5:33 p.m. on May 1st, 2018). They have conceded 61% of their home goals in the second half of games.

Crystal Palace News and Form

Palace have been in great form recently with a four-match undefeated streak of form going. They are W2 D2 in those four games, the two draws happening in their last two away games at Bournemouth and Watford. Palace are actually unbeaten in three on the road (W1 D2) so they are carrying the form to avoid defeat. Palace have been level at half time in 10 of their 18 away games this season so the half-time draw at bet365 is well worth a shout in this one. Palace still average under a goal per game scored away from home this season but that is because of their bad start. They have scored in all but one of their last ten games out on the road. Wilfried Zaha has been their star performer this season since getting back from injury and he is the 2/1 anytime goalscorer favourite* (betting odds taken at 5:33 p.m. on May 1st, 2018). Palace have done so well to get themselves safe but mathematically they aren’t there yet because of having played a game more than most of those beneath them. But they are in form and a point wouldn’t be a disaster at all for them.

Stoke v Crystal Palace Head to Head

Palace were 2-1 winners at Selhurst Park against Stoke back in November and in the last five Premier League meetings the Eagles up in the head to head against the Potters. Palace are W4 L1 in their last five league games against them and four of their last five successes against Stoke in all competitions have been by a one-goal margin. Palace have won two of their last three league visits to Stoke (L1) as well.

Who will win – Stoke v Crystal Palace Predictions

Stoke appear to be up for the fight but the quality is just lacking. Their point against a distracted Liverpool last weekend was great, but failure to beat West Ham and Burnley before that is an indicator that they may miss out on the points. Draw.

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