The Potters have fallen back into losing ways, having suffered back-to-back league defeats which have kept them rooted in the bottom two. West Brom are flying high at the other end of the table, however. They are one of the promotion favourites and three points in Staffordshire on Monday would be very welcome. Read our Stoke vs West Brom betting tips for more.
West Brom 13/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 30th, 2019 at 2:12 p.m.)
The Potters have lost back to back games in the league against Sheffield Wednesday and Millwall, without having managed to get on the scoresheet. That leaves them with a dreadful W2 D2 L10 record this season in the Championship. At home, they are W1 D1 L5 only. The one success in that sequence came in their last home fixture, a 2-0 win over Fulham, which was actually a good very good result.
The Potters have conceded at an average of 1.86 goals per home game this season and 71% of matches at the Bet365 Stadium have gone over 2.5 goals. It’s been one home clean sheet from Stoke this season only. Four of the five home losses which they have suffered haven by just one goal margin. After last weekend’s loss against Millwall, Stoke were four points away from safety and with a horrible goal-difference disadvantage too.
The Baggies won both league meetings last season
Stoke have taken one win in their last nine against West Brom
Both teams have scored in three of the last four meetings
West Brom are W2 D1 L1 in their last four visits to Stoke
The Baggies are flying at the top of the table, even though they have drawn their last two games. Those were both 2-2 draws as well against Barnsley and Charlton. The away record of West Brom is a good W4 D2 L1 which is one win more than they have managed at home in this campaign. They have won two of their last three on the road and the one away defeat suffered was out at Leeds.
West Brom have averaged 1.8 goals per game in the league this season and defensively they have been very good on their travels. West Brom have only given up five goals in their seven away games this season. Three of their four away wins have been by a margin of one goal and even though they have lost just once on their travels, they have been trailing at the break in three of their seven. 78% of West Broms’ away goals have come in the second half of games.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 30th, 2019 at 2:12 p.m.)
Stoke’s brief revival has burned out pretty quickly. They are just lacking the punch going forward to likely trouble West Brom too much. The Baggies may have to grind a bit at the Bet365 because they won’t be given an easy game, but they have the scoring power to secure three points.
2nd November 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Is the revival fully on for Stoke now? Back to back wins has lifted their spirits, even though they are still stuck down in the relegation zone. At least there is some light at the end of the tunnel for them. They visit Sheffield Wednesday who are sticking in there up in the top eight. Read our Sheffield Wednesday v Stoke betting tips for more.
Sheff Weds 13/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 20th, 2019 at 9:07 p.m.)
The Owls took a 1-1 draw against Cardiff on the weekend and that is one loss that they have taken only in their last six league outings (W3 D2). So they are not in bad shape at the moment really. Their overall home form for the campaign is W3 D1 L1. Each of Sheffield Wednesday’s last three league games have gone under 2.5 goals.
Sheffield Wednesday have taken a clean sheet in 60% of their home games, with only 20% going over 2.5 goals. So the clear project from a betting angle is to lean towards a low scoring game. In total, the Owls have only conceded three goals at home this season. Sheffield Wednesday are on a five-match scoring streak at home. They have opened the scoring in 8 of their 12 league outings this season, leading at the halftime break in 6.
Both meetings last season ended in a draw
The Owls are undefeated in six league games against Stoke (W2 D4)
The last three league meetings at Hillsborough have been drawn
Both teams have scored in five of the last six league meetings
Stoke have finally woken up. After not winning any of their first ten games of the season they have now taken back to back wins. Those successes have happened against Swansea and then against Fulham on the weekend. So that is a W1 D1 L3 record that they have been left without on the road. The Potters have scored five goals in their five away games in this campaign. Even though they have had this little revival, they are still two points from safety.
Stoke have conceded at an average of 1.8 goals per away game this season with 80% of their road fixtures going over 2.5 goals. The Potters have been level at the halftime break in four of the five away games. They have conceded the opening goal in 7 of their 12 league games this season and only bottom side Barnsley have a worse defensive record than they have. But at least there is a bit of positivity going now. Can they extend their winning streak?
We will back the Owls to burst Stoke’s bubble. Sheffield United are fairly solid at the moment and their defence on home soil has been brilliant. That may win the day in this fixture as Stoke are going to have a tough time breaking them down. Home win by a one-goal margin.
20th October 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Stoke shed a little bit of doom and gloom as they won their first game of the season just before the international break. Can they start to build on that now and find a way to claw themselves off the bottom of the table? Fulham are hovering on the outskirts of the top six, currently on a good undefeated streak of form. Read our Stoke v Fulham betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 15th, 2019 at 7:25 p.m.)
Finally, it happened. Stoke earned a 2-1 upset win at Swansea in their final game before the international break. That was their first win of the season which now leaves them at W1 D2 L8 for this campaign. They are still stuck to the bottom of the Championship table. The Potters have taken a beating defensively, as one would imagine for a bottom of the table team. Stoke have conceded an average of 2 goals per fixture this season, shipping a total of 13 in six home games.
Their home record sits at a miserable D1 L5 at the moment, with no clean sheet. Four of the five home defeats they have suffered at the Bet365 Stadium have been by a margin of just one goal. 9 of the 13 goals that the Potters have conceded on home soil this season have come in the second half of fixtures. The Staffordshire club needs a huge lift and have only opened the scoring in three of their eleven games this season. Can they deliver their first home win?
Stoke have won the last two meetings against Fulham
This will be the first clash in the league since the 2014 EPL
Both teams have scored in just one of the last five meetings
Five of the last six meetings have produced a home win
The Potters are undefeated in their last six league games and hold an overall W5 D4 L2 return from this campaign. They lost their opening away game of the season out at Barnsley. But they have remained undefeated on the road since then, taking a W2 D2 record in their other four road games. The two wins that they have recorded on their travels happened against Huddersfield and Reading who are currently sat down in the bottom four.
So the Cottagers will be looking to deliver against the bottom side as well. Fulham are averaging 1.8 goals per fixture this season in the league. However they have managed to take only the one clean sheet in their last seven played. Overall this season, Fulham have scored in all but one of their league fixtures and have netted at least two goals in each of their last three played. The Cottagers have opened the scoring in seven of their eleven games in this campaign. Only two teams in the division have scored more league goals than Fulham have.
Stoke earned themselves a bright moment last time out, but they could be brought back down to earth with a bit of a bump. Fulham have the scoring power in them, averaging almost two goals per game, to go and get themselves the win at the Bet365 Stadium. Away win.
16th October 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
The Potters are still in a heap of trouble at the foot of the league table. They suffered another Championship defeat on the weekend. Huddersfield meanwhile collected their second point of the campaign on the weekend, moving them above Stoke on goal difference. This is a real basement battle. Read our Stoke v Huddersfield betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 29th, 2019 at 5:45 p.m.)
Stoke were beaten again on the weekend in a 2-3 reverse against Swansea on home soil. That leaves them stuck on just the two points for the season, draws against Derby and Brentford. The Potters are D1 L4 at home this season and have conceded at an average of 2.4 goals per home fixture. All of their home fixtures in this season’s campaign have gone over 2.5 goals.
Three of their four home losses for this season have happened by a one-goal margin. They have shipped two-thirds of their home goals in the second period of fixtures, conceding the opening goal in five of their nine matches for the season. They boast the worst defensive record in this season’s Championship, two more than what Huddersfield have conceded.
The Potters have won the last two in all competitions 2-0
Stoke are undefeated in their last five against the Terriers in all competitions
This is the first league meetings since January 2018 in the EPL
None of the last five meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
It has been just as much doom and gloom for Huddersfield this season as it has been for Stoke. They picked up a point though on the weekend in a 1-1 draw against Millwall on home soil. They have taken a D1 L3 record form their four road games this season and have lost their last three on the bounce. Huddersfield have scored five goals on the road in his campaign, but have conceded at an average of 2.25 goals per road fixture.
75% of their road games have gone over 2.5 goals. Two of their three away losses this season have been by a margin of just one goal. There’s not been one clean sheet from Huddersfield this season but they have managed to score in their four road fixtures for this campaign. 7 of the 9 away goals conceded by them this season have been after the half time break.
This is a huge pressure game for both of them. They both desperately need three points and by the same token, neither will want to end up losing this basement battle. It should, therefore, be a very tight game, Stoke at home may just be able to nick it.
30th September 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Stoke haven’t been able to scrap their way out of the relegation zone and no matter what happens this weekend, they won’t be able to. It’s been a miserable season for them with only two points from eight games recorded. The in-form Forest will fancy their chances out on the road in this one. Read our Stoke v Nottingham Forest betting tips for more.
Nottingham Forest 11/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 25th, 2019 at 11:35 p.m.)
Stoke played out a 0-0 draw at Brentford last weekend. Given their current climate that will have been looked at as a success. It was just their second point of the season. It’s been nothing short of a miserable campaign from them. In midweek they were knocked out of the EFL cup by Crawley as well. Stoke have conceded at least two goals in all but one of their league fixtures this season and they have the joint-worst defensive record in the league.
Bottom side Huddersfield are the only side with a worse home record than that of Stoke. Two-thirds of the goals that Stoke have conceded this season have been in the second period of fixtures. They have now conceded the opening goal in five of their games. They are going through it right now. It is a nine-match winless streak of home form in the Championship the Potters are on (D4 L5). They have won only one of their last twelve.
Stoke earned four points against Forest last season
Forest failed to score in their two league games against Stoke
They met in the EFL Cup too last season, with Forest winning
Both teams have scored in just one of the last five league meetings
There should be value in Nottingham Forest in this one to pick up the win. They are on a seven-match undefeated streak of form and have won their last two away games. Those were tough road fixtures too at Fulham and Swansea. Forest got the job done by a one-goal margin in both of those. The Tricky Trees are unbeaten in their four road games this season in the Championship at W2 D2.
They will go into this one against Stoke having picked up a clean sheet in their last two league games as well. Leeds and Swansea are the only two sides with the better defensive record than that of Forest. Just three teams have earned more away points than Forest have done. Four of the five away goals that Forest have recorded have been after the halftime break. Nottingham Forest have scored in all league games played this season. Each of their last three have gone under 2.5 goals.
Nottingham Forest are in excellent price to go and get the win in this one. They have been a big surprise package this season and are in great shape. They can expose Stoke’s poor defence. The away win looks to be a great proposition.
26th September 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Stoke are in pretty big trouble early on. They have taken just one point from a possible 18 at the start of the Championship season. Bristol City meanwhile have been steaming along and are sitting inside the top six. Will the Robins be able to continue their positive streak of form as they take on the bottom side? Read our Stoke v Bristol City betting tips for more.
Bristol City 5/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 10th, 2019 at 12:31 p.m.)
The Potters are rock bottom of the Championship after a horrendous start to the new season. They have picked up a single point from their six games played, which was from a 2-2 draw against Derby. So that means they have yet to enjoy a clean sheet in their league action this season and have in fact, conceded at least two goals in all of their games recorded. Their home record for the campaign is D1 L2.
It has been a total of 15 goals that Stoke have conceded this season, which is an average of 2.5 per match. All of their league games this season have gone over 2.5 goals and half of them have made it over 3.5 goals. They have conceded the opening goal in five of their six games played this season. Going back to include last season, Stoke are winless in 12 league games now, winning just one of their last seventeen. They are winless with a D6 L2 record in their last eight Championship home games.
Bristol City took a 2-0 away win at Stoke last season
Things are even with two wins each from four previous Championship meetings
Just one of the four previous Championship meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
Stoke have three of their last four home games against the Robins (all competitions)
After losing their opening game of the season at home against Leeds, Bristol City have not looked back. They have posted a W3 D2 record in their last five games and two of those three wins were recorded out on the road. Bristol City are W2 D1 from their three road games but are yet to take a clean sheet on their travels. Their wins came at Derby and Hull in back to back games so have some strong away momentum.
The Robins have scored at least two goals in each of their last four games played now so there is every reason to believe that they are going to trouble Stoke. Top scorer for Bristol City his season is Benik Afobe with a three-goal haul. Six of the eight goals that Bristol City have conceded in league action this season have come in the second half of fixtures. There has been a good trend with them, which is good for a betting angle, in that they have scored the opening goal in four of their six games. They have been leading at half time in half.
Bristol City should have enough scoring power in their setup to claim a good three away points. They are generally a pretty reliable side out on their travels and with Stoke all at sea before the international break, it’s hard to find reasons to back the home side. Bristol City to win.
11th September 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Stoke’s season is not going well. It is just the one point from their opening five games of the new season and they start the weekend rock bottom of the second tier. The Potters make the trip to Birmingham on Saturday, who have lost two of their last three, but whose home form is standing up. Read our Birmingham v Stoke betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 27th, 2019 at 7:52 p.m.)
The Blues have posted a W2 D1 L2 record so far this season. The two losses have been out on the road though, which leaves them unbeaten at St Andrew’s. In their first home game, they took a 1-1 draw against Bristol City, before beating Barnsley 2-0. So the notable thing out of all that is their home form. With Stoke out of form completely, it’s surprising that the Blues are not going as favourites for this fixture.
Granted the Blues have just one clean sheet in their last four paid but will they face a big threat from Stoke? 75% of all Birmingham’s league goals this season have come in the second half of fixtures. Heading into the weekend there are only two teams in the division who have scored fewer goals than the Blues have. Lukas Jutkiewicz is their top scorer this term with two goals. Five of their seven goals conceded this season have been after the half time break as well.
The Blues are W2 D2 in their last four home games against Stoke
Both teams have scored in just one of the last ten league meetings
The Blues won both league meetings last season
Stoke have lost their last three league games against the Blues without scoring
The Potters are bottom of the Championship and showing no sign of form whatsoever. It is a D1 L4 record that they have taken and they have suffered defeats in their two away games thus far. Both of those away defeats have been 3-1 losses for the Potters. Stoke have conceded at least two goals in all five of their league fixtures this season. They have shipped exactly three in three of their last four.
It’s a heavy hit that their defence has taken. Three of their four defeats have been against sides who are starting in the top six this weekend. So far it is an average of 2.6 goals per game that Stoke have conceded, with their two road games both getting above the 3.5 goals line. It has been a rough ride for them. They have conceded more goals than any other team in the Championship this season.
The Blues at least have been managing to win games and those games have been on home soil. So it makes sense to have a flutter on them to come up with a victory in this one. They have a great chance to sink Stoke into further trouble.
29th August 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
There is going to be a big clash between these two Championship sides in the League Cup on Tuesday night. With Leeds setting a nice early pace for themselves in the division, they will be expected to go and knock down the Potters. Stoke so far are struggling to find their form for the season. Read our Leeds v Stoke betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 29th, 2019 at 6:35 p.m.)
Leeds are currently on a four-match winning streak in all competitions, not conceding in any of those games. On the weekend they made the trip to Stoke and collected a 3-0 victory. So now with home soil at Elland Road, it is little surprise that the Whites are such strong favourites to win this fixture. The only game that Leeds have not won this season was their opening league fixture when they played out a 1-1 result against Nottingham Forest.
In the first round of this season’s league cup, Leeds took a 3-0 away win at Salford City. Leeds have won six of their last eight League Cup home fixtures (D1 L1) and they have scored at least two goals in eight of their last nine. Their League Cup campaign last season came to an end in the second round as they lost 2-0 at home against Preston.
Stoke are all at sea at the moment after a big-league defeat at home against Leeds on the weekend. That was their second straight defeat in the championship having been beaten in midweek by Preston, who also put three goals past the Potters. In four of their five games played across all competitions this season, Stoke have conceded at least two goals.
In the first round of this season’s League Cup, they made the trip to fellow Championship side Wigan and picked up a 1-0 victory, the only win that they have recorded this season. That victory at Wigan snapped a two-match losing away streak that they were on in the EFL cup. This looks like a bit of a thankless task for them.
This looks as if it will be a routine home victory for Leeds, who are carrying some fine form with them at the moment. Stoke haven’t been able to deliver at full strength, so it is unlikely that they are going to be too competitive in this one. Home win two-nil.
26th August 2019 / lee - Category: FA Cup & League Cup Betting
Preston have taken a couple of hits already this season and will be keen not to let their home form slip away from them. So this is a big game for them against a Stoke side who have had some major troubles. The Potters have just the one point to show for their efforts in the first three games. Read our Preston v Stoke betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 20th, 2019 at 9:40 p.m.)
Preston will be able to take some comfort from the fact that they did win their one home game played this season. That was a 3-0 success over Wigan. That was sandwiched between losses out at Millwall and Swansea though. It is a harsh blow to score two goals in an away match and still lose as they did at Swansea. So can they lift themselves back up at Deepdale? The Lilywhites did do alright on home soil last season in the Championship. They took a W8 D10 L5 home record and scored at an average of 1.8 per fixture.
Preston have scored at least two goals in each of their last three home games against Stoke
Preston are unbeaten in the last three Championship meetings
Stoke are D1 L2 in their last three league visits to Preston
Only three of the last nine meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
Stoke have stumbled out of the starting blocks in the Championship. Back to back defeats against QPR and Charlton started their season, but then they at least stopped the losing rot with a 2-2 draw at home against Derby on the weekend. So that was a step in the right direction at least.
Can they secure their first victory of the new season? The goals at least have been coming from them and all five of their strikes this term have come from different players. The Potters badly struggled for away wins in the last campaign, managing just the three of them (D13 L7) so punters will have every reason to be wary about backing them.
Preston should be able to get their foot down at Deepdale and pick up three points. There is nothing for them to fear about the visitors who have looked porous at the back. Home win, but both teams to score.
20th August 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Stoke are already under some early pressure having lost their opening two games of the new Championship season. Their defence has been exposed badly so far. After losing last season’s Championship play-off final, Derby have made a good start to the new campaign picking up four points from their opening two fixtures. Can the Rams keep some early momentum going? Read our Stoke v Derby betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 13th, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.)
The Potters have had a rough start to the new campaign. They have been hit with back to back defeats. Their first one was at home against QPR and then they took a 3-1 hammering out at the newly promoted Charlton last weekend. So tough times for Stoke then and they are going to be under some heavy pressure here to get something going. But this doesn’t look like being a particularly easy game for them.
Especially with their defence having already shipped five goals in two games. Stoke produced a home record of W8 D9 L6 last season in the championship. They drew each of their last five home games of the last campaign. So throw in their home defeat against QPR that is a big six-match winless streak of league home form they are on. If you look at their overall home and away record from the end of last season to the start of this new one, they are winless in eight (D4 L4).
Stoke earned four points from the two Championship meetings with Derby last season
Both teams have scored in just one of the last six meetings
Derby have lost their last two Championship games at Stoke
Under 2.5 goals has featured in all but one of the last six meetings
After their summer of change and after narrowly missing out on a place in this season’s Premier League, it was always going to be interesting to see what Derby were going to come up with. They have started the new Championship season well with a W1 D1 record on the board. They travelled to Huddersfield on the opening weekend of the season and took a 2-1 win there. The Rams followed it up with a 0-0 home draw against Swansea.
Tom Lawrence has got both of their league goals this season. Both of those goals were inside the first 25 minutes of action at Huddersfield. So that is around 145 minutes without a league goal from them since then. Last season Derby posted a W7 D7 L9 record out on their travels and they were unbeaten in their final three road games of the regular season. One area in which they did struggle was earning away clean sheets, with one coming in just 13% of their road games.
There appears to be some trouble brewing at Stoke who have put in two poor defensive displays thus far. Despite all the changes that have happened at Derby over the summer, they looked to have settled pretty quickly into their new season and can go and get themselves a good away win.
15th August 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting