Stoke are settled in a bottom half of the table result for the season. There hasn’t been much to get their fans excited really with them having drawn almost half of all their league games this season. Sheffield United have to go and get a win there on the weekend to potentially pip Norwich to the league title. Read our Stoke v Sheffield United betting tips for more.
Sheffield United 6/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 3rd, 2019 at 4:54 p.m.)
With little surprise, Stoke drew their last game, a 0-0 affair at Millwall. That was their third draw in their last four games (L1). Stoke have managed just the two league wins in their last fourteen played. They have drawn ten of those fourteen games, which is pretty ridiculous. Six of the ten drawn games in that sequence were 0-0 results. It has left the Potters with a W8 D8 L6 home record this season. So they are a tough side to beat. Stoke have scored 24 goals at home this season, conceding 22.
Just 32% of Stoke’s home games have gone over 2.5 goals this season. Only 36% of their home games has seen both teams score in. Stoke are currently on a four-match sequence of home draws and they are W1 D5 in their last six home fixtures. The Potters have opened the scoring in exactly half of their home fixture. Seven times one of their home games have been 0-0 at halftime and another seven have seen Stoke 1-0 up at the break. It’s just pretty average wherever you look for them. Except in goal scoring output. Only the related Ipswich and Bolton have scored fewer than they have done.
The Potters and United played out a 1-1 draw earlier this season
Both teams have scored in just three of the last eight meetings
Sheffield United won their last visit to Stoke 1-0 in 2007
Four of the last six between them at Stoke have ended in a draw
The Blades are on a three-match winning streak at the moment and they are undefeated in their last six (W4 D2). It has been a really strong finish to the season for them and they do have a shot at top spot. In order to do that they have to win this game and hope that Norwich lose. The Blades have taken a W11 D6 L5 record on their travels this season and they are currently without defeat in their last eight league games away from Bramall Lane
This season on their travels the Blades have scored an average of 1.5 goals per away game. They have conceded at an average of a goal per away game, but have taken a clean sheet in 41% of all their road games. Six of their eleven away successes have been by a one-goal margin only. Sheffield United have scored in each of their last ten league games and they have been levelled at the halftime break in 11 of their 22 road games. Only leaders Norwich have a better away record than the Blades have this season, but no-one has bettered the defensive output of the Blades this season in the Championship.
Sheffield United to win to nil at 11/4
Sheffield United to win by a one-goal margin at 11/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 3rd, 2019 at 4:54 p.m.)
Sheffield United have the power to finish the season on a high note, whether or not it gets them the league title is another thing. They should be able to go and edge their way post a Stoke side who are tough to break down but offer little going forward. Away win.
4th May 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Millwall could get themselves safe this weekend. Three points would guarantee that. So they have to pull out the stops in this one and they may have a chance to do it against Stoke. The Potters have struggled badly for wins recently. Can the Lions get what they need to keep themselves afloat? Read our Millwall v Stoke betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 26th, 2019 at 6:58 p.m.)
The tension is going to be high at the Den on Saturday. Millwall suffered a 1-0 defeat out at Aston Villa last weekend. That is a four-match sequence without a win for them now (D3 L1). They head into the weekend three points clear of the drop zone but do still have a game in hand over Rotherham, who are the only ones who can sink the Lions into the drop zone. Millwall do have a far superior goal difference over Rotherham, so as long as they match whatever the Millers do on the weekend, the Lions will be safe.
The home form of Millwall is W7 D8 L6 this season and they are undefeated in their last three at the Den, winning one of those. In total, they have earned a clean sheet in 33% of their home games this season and five of their seven home victories have been by a one-goal margin. The Lions have averaged 1.2 goals per home game. They have been sat level at the halftime break in 10 home fixtures. Each of their last three home games have gone under 2.5 goals. Only the bottom two of Bolton and Ipswich have worse home records than the Lions have this season in the Championship.
Stoke took a 1-0 home win over Millwall earlier this season
Stoke have won their last six in a row against the Lions
Millwall are winless in eight against Stoke
Both teams have scored in just one of the last eight meetings
Stoke have nothing at stake but they have found wins so hard to come by since the turn of the new year. They have won only two league games in 2019. However, the Potters have drawn nine of their last thirteen league games. They don’t have great form on their travels at the moment, losing their last two away games at Norwich and Middlesbrough. Stoke have only won just the three away games all season in the division (D12 L7). But there again, they have been involved in a lot of drawn fixtures.
Stoke have drawn all six of their away games this season against sides currently sitting 18th or lower in the table and four of those were 0-0 draws. In total, the Potters have averaged under a goal per game on their travels, with only 41% of the road fixtures going over 2.5 goals. They have earned a clean sheet in just over a third of their away games. They don’t have a clean sheet in any of their last four league games, home and away though. Stoke have managed to open the scoring in just six away games this season in the Championship.
There’s a good chance for Millwall to put an important three points on the board. Stoke are not a major threat, and they have nothing to play for. Millwall are still fighting for survival so that could lead towards a home success. Millwall to win.
26th April 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Stoke have nothing at stake in this one. They have done enough to avoid regulation worries this season and they are going to have their work cut out for a top half of the table finish. Can they take points off the promotion-bound Canaries though? Read our Stoke v Norwich betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from Paddy Power on April 16th, 2019 at 10:19 p.m.)
The Potters have drawn their last four home games in the Championship and five of their last six on home soil (W1). So there hasn’t been too much to cheer about for their home fans. But then it is at least a good unbeaten streak of home form that they have put together. In their last home game though they only managed a 2-2 draw against the relegation-threatened Rotherham.
Stoke have barely averaged over a goal per home game this season and just 29% of their home fixtures have made it over 2.5 goals. The Potters have picked up a clean sheet in 43% of their home games this term, conceding at under a goal per game on average. Their overall home record for the Championship season stands at W8 D7 L6. Stoke have conceded 60% of their home goals in the second period of games.
Stoke were 1-0 winners at Carrow Road in October
The Potters have won the last two meetings with Norwich
The Canaries are winless in four against Stoke
Stoke have lost just one of their last nine home games against Norwich
The Canaries could only manage what for them, will have been a disappointing away draw at Wigan in their last away game. That did extend their unbeaten road form to five though, winning each of the other four in that sequence. Norwich’s overall away record for the season is at W11 D8 L2. In their road games, this season the Canaries have averaged 1.8 goals per game.
They have been tight at the back conceding at under a goal per game on average. Norwich have tallied up a clean sheet in 29% of their away games. The Canaries have netted in each of their last 11 away games and they have scored 66% of their road goals in the second period of fixtures. They have been level at the halftime break 11 times this season on the road. They do currently boast the best away record in the division.
Stoke have been pretty flat this season and Norwich have just been flying their way back up to the Premier League. The visitors will be enjoying themselves more than the home side in this one more likely than not. Away win at 6/5 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from Paddy Power on April 16th, 2019 at 10:19 p.m.)
20th April 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Boro have managed to recover from a major slump with back to back wins. So they are still in touch with the play-off places but have to keep up their momentum now in a tight scrap. They welcome Stoke to the Riverside who have not done a tremendous amount of winning recently. Read our Middlesbrough v Stoke betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 16th, 2019 at 4:58 p.m.)
Boro have won their last two games in the league, both with a clean sheet. Before that, they were on a six-match losing streak of form. They took a win at home over Hull on the weekend, which was a very good result. They are W8 D6 L7 at the Riverside this season which isn’t great. They have lost four of their last five played (W1) on home soil. Middlesbrough average under a goal per game on home soil this season.
Just 19% of Middlesbrough’s home games have gone over 2.5 goals this season. Each of their last three at the Riverside have gone under the goal line. They have taken a clean sheet in 48% of their league home fixtures. In total, they have averaged just 0.76 goals against them at home this season. Just one of their eight home wins this term have been by a margin of more than two goals. Boro have scored 65% of their home goals in the first period of fixtures this season.
There was a 0-0 draw when the two met in November
Stoke are unbeaten in four against Boro now (W2 D2)
Boro though are W2 D1 L1 in their last four at home against the Potters
Each of the last four meetings have gone under 2.5 goals
Stoke earned a 2-2 draw at home against the relegation-threatened Rotherham on the weekend. That was their fifth draw in their last seven played (W1 L1). So it’s all very average from the Potters really. They have only managed three away wins all season in the Championship, part of an overall W3 D12 L6 record. Stoke have averaged under a goal per away game so this looks as if it’s going to be a low scoring duel at the Riverside.
Only 43% of their away games have made it over 2.5 goals, with Stoke taking a clean sheet in 38% of their away games. Stoke lost their last away game, which was at Swansea but they were undefeated in five before that. Again, there were plenty of drawn fixtures in that sequence, four of the five ended in a draw. Actually, four of Stoke’s last seven league games, home and away, have ended in a 0-0 draw. Five of their six away defeats have been by a two-goal margin.
Boro eased some pretty at home with a good win over Hull last weekend. It was only a tight win though and they still don’t look particularly confident. Stoke are very tight in defence and may have enough to grind out a point. Draw.
16th April 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Derby have some pretty unsteady form behind them at the moment, but they have still managed to cling onto a top six place. But that is a bit tenuous and they are going to have to raise their game considerably to stay there. Stoke will turn up being unbeaten in five. Read our Derby v Stoke betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 12th, 2019 at 3:35 p.m.)
Derby were held at home in a 1-1 draw by Sheffield Wednesday on the weekend. That leaves the Rams with only the one win in their last six league outings (D2 L3). So they aren’t on song at the moment at all. That result on the weekend leaves them at W9 D6 L3 for the season. Their home form hasn’t been bad with three wins in their last four at Pride Park (L1) and in all of their home wins this season in the Championship, Derby have scored at least two goals. Dery have just one clean sheet in six home games.
Home and away, the Rams have not taken a clean sheet in their last six played. So their defence has been letting them down a bit. In total Derby have taken a clean sheet in 28% of their home games this season, with both teams having scored at 61% of their home fixtures. None of their nine home win this season have been by a margin of more than two goals. The Rams have only been trailing at half time three times at home this term, conceding 61% of their home goals in the second half of fixtures.
Stoke claimed a 2-1 home success over Derby earlier this season
Stoke have won three of the last four meetings in all competition (L1)
Both teams have scored in just one of the last five meetings
Derby have lost their last two at home against Stoke by a 2-0 scoreline
Stoke earned a point away at QPR on the weekend. That was their fourth draw in their last five games (W1). So they are proving hard to beat at the moment. Their away campaign has been a real bust for them this season with just a W2 D11 L5 record having been posted. Their last away victory was record back towards the end of October. They are on a ten-match undefeated streak of form since then on their travels. Each of their last four away games have ended up under 2.5 goals. Each of their last eight games, home and away have gone under the goal line.
Stoke have averaged under a goal per game on their travels this season. The Potters have two clean sheets in their last three away games (both 0-0 scorelines) but they have scored just one goal in their last four away from home. Stoke have taken a clean sheet in a total of one-third of their away games. Four of Stoke’s five away defeats this season have been by a two-goal margin. The Potters have only opened the scoring in five of their 18 road fixtures so far this season. They have the sixth-best defensive record in the second tier currently.
Stoke look to have enough about them to go and claim a point at Pride Park on the weekend. The Rams certainly are nothing too much for them to fear at the moment. The 1-1 correct score looks a solid proposition.
13th March 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Stoke will be looking to knock their rivals West Brom down a peg as they play host to the Baggies on Saturday evening. Stoke’s season hasn’t quite lived up to expectation, whereas West Brom are on a big promotion push. Read our Stoke v West Brom betting tips for more.
West Brom 2/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 8th, 2019 at 2:33 p.m.)
Stoke are really going through a rough patch of form lately as they have lost five of their last seven (W1 D1). That has seen them lodge themselves firmly in the bottom half of the table. This massive collapse has been after they were unbeaten in ten games in the second tier. So it has gone downhill quickly. Stoke are W7 D3 L5 at home this season in the Championship now. They have lost two for their last three at home, both of those were 2-0 reverses against Bristol City then Preston.
Stoke have actually failed to score in five of their last seven league outings, so there’s a clear problem there. Only five teams have scored fewer league goals than they have managed this season. Four of their last five league losses have been by a 2-0 scoreline. Just 33% of Stoke’s home games this season have gone above 2.5 goals. Stoke have opened the scoring in eight of their fifteen home games.
There was a 2-1 home win for West Brom over Stoke earlier this season
West Brom are W2 D2 L1 in their last five against the Potters
Both teams have scored in all but one of the last six clashes
Stoke are unbeaten in two on home soil against Albion (W1 D1)
The Baggies haven’t quite been at their best lately eight though. They lost a top clash against Middlesbrough last weekend, going down 2-3 at home against Boro. That leaves the Baggies with only the one win in their last five (D2 L2) so there have been vulnerabilities creeping in. However, if you break it down and look at their away form, they have won three of their last four out on the road (L1). Overall this season the Baggies are W7 D3 L4 on their travels.
West Brom have averaged 1.7 goals per away games, but have only taken the two clean sheets away from home. Those have both been in their last three road fixtures. West Brom have scored in each of their last thirteen league outings (home and away combined) and they are still the top-scoring side in the division. Albion have been level at the break in 8 of their 14 away games and they boast the fourth-best away record of all Championship sides.
Stoke just haven’t been scoring and they have fallen badly out of form. It hasn’t been the greatest spell from West Brom, but they may be able to go and collect a valuable three points against their rivals. West Brom to win and under 2.5 goals looks a solid proposition.
8th February 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
This will be the first league meeting between Stoke and Rotherham for over a decade. The Millers have been having their struggles this season and have lost four of their last six. The Potters, who were expected to go strongly this season are right there in bottom half of the table level on points with them. Read our Rotherham v Stoke betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 26th, 2018 at 11:44 p.m.)
Rotherham have been having a few problems this season in the Championship and go into this next round of action on a two-match losing streak. They are really struggling to hit the back of the net and have failed to score in three of their last four games (one goal in total). So we are going to take a look under 2.5 goals for our Rotherham v Stoke betting tips which is at 19/20 odds and a nice chunk of value* (betting odds taken on September 27th, 2018 at 5:28 pm).
On home soil, Rotherham have actually produced a bit of form with a W3 L1 record going and each of those three home wins have been by a 1-0 scoreline. A Rotherham 1-0 correct score is at 10/1 odds* (betting odds taken on September 27th, 2018 at 5:28 pm) to see that trend extended. They have scored exactly one goal in each of their four home games this term. To their credit, they are three points better off than they were at this stage of the season the last time they were in the Championship (2016/17). Maintaining their unbeaten home form would be a good result here.
It hasn’t quite been the season that was expected from Stoke who have been stuttering along without any consistency. The Potters are only W2 D3 L4 for the season. There has been just the one victory in their four league games (D1 L2). So they aren’t in great shape and it gets even worse when you look at just their away form. They are D2 L2 on their travels in the Championship this term and they have been leaking goals all over the place. Stoke have conceded at least two goals in each of their away games this season.
With that in mind a Rotherham/Draw Double Chance is decent value at 4/5 odds* (betting odds taken on September 27th, 2018 at 5:28 pm). The Potters have been scoring regularly enough though so do have that going for them with six goals in their four road games this term. 75% of their away games have actually seen at least 2.5 goals. They have been slow starters to matches as well because two-thirds of the goals that Stoke have conceded away from home have happened in the second half of matches. Benik Afobe is their top scorer with four goals, three of those away from home so is worth a look in the anytime goalscorer market.
Stoke and Rotherham last met back in 2008 in a Carling Cup tie which the Potters won 2-0 at home. The last league meetings were actually in the Championship and the only two previous Championship meetings between them. Rotherham collected four points from the two games.
The Millers have done pretty well on home soil but their defence is going to have to be at its best against a Stoke side who are scoring but are still struggling for wins. The draw has the most appeal in the outright market, but that Rotherham/Draw Double Chance does appeal.
28th September 2018 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Both West Brom and Stoke will have expected to have had better starts to life down in the Championship than they have respectively had. The Baggies are doing better though having picked up two points more than the Potters have done. Still, for two of the pre-season strong contenders for promotion, it hasn’t quite happened for either. Read our West Brom v Stoke betting tips for more.
West Brom even money
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 29th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.)
The Baggies are at full strength so there is going to be no reason for them to go changing things up too much. They lost out at Middlesbrough last weekend, but it was only a 1-0 loss after having been level at half time. The half time draw at bet365 appeals greatly in this one at 11/10 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 29th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.) and that is because West Brom have been level at half time in all five of their league matches this season. So a good trend is there.
This is West Brom’s third home match of the season having lost to Bolton and then having smashed QPR 7-1 at the Hawthorns so far. They had produced good back to back wins before that slip against Boro last weekend, so there were signs that they were starting to get it together. Jay Rodriguez has been in some great scoring form recently and he makes for a great anytime goalscorer option in this game at 13/8 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 29th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.).
The Potters have been struggling along for the large part of the season only picking up two points from their first four games. They posted their first win of the season last weekend in beating Hull at the Bet365 Stadium so that will have given them a bit of confidence. Their defence hasn’t looked good though really though and they may struggle to bag a clean sheet in this one. We are going to push for both teams to score at 5/6 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 29th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.).
They will get Ashley Williams back into service as he returns after his suspension. Benik Afobe and Bojan both came off the bench last weekend against Hull but may be pushed into the starting line up. Stoke have shipped the five goals in their two away games so far, a heavy loss at Leeds and then a draw out at Preston. They were trailing at half time in both of those games and two-thirds of their goals overall this season conceded have been in the first half of matches.
Stoke picked up four points from their two Premier League meetings with West Brom last season. This corresponding fixture last season produced a 1-1 draw. That is the only win that the Potters have picked up in their last seven games against West Brom in the league. The Baggies have a W3 D1 record in their last four home games against Stoke.
We are going to back West Brom to get the home win here just because they are on home soil. They lost last weekend but that was a tough match against Middlesbrough and may get more opportunities here against a Potters side who haven’t checked yet.
30th August 2018 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
The early season is looking like a bit of a bust for Stoke as three games into the new term they are yet to pick up a win. So it has been far from a smooth transition down from the top flight after their relegation last season. Wigan were promoted up to the second tier last season and they look to be finding their feet after a mixed bag of results. Read our betting tips for Stoke v Wigan.
* (Betting Odds were taken on August 19th, 2018 at 8:02 p.m.)
The Potters are still seeking their first win of the new season. They opened in poor style going down 3-1 at Leeds and then they have produced back to back drawing games against Brentford and Preston. To be fair that’s not a particularly easy sequence of games in the context of the Championship. The alarming thing will be the amount of goals they are conceding and with no clean sheet in sight so far for them, both teams to score at bet365 is at 4/5 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on August 19th, 2018 at 8:02 p.m.) and that leads our betting tips for Stoke v Wigan. This could end up being a really entertaining affair. Benik Afobe is their top scorer for the season with two goals to his name so far.
Afobe is the 5/1 first goalscorer favourite* (Betting Odds were taken on August 19th, 2018 at 8:02 p.m.) for the fixture. There should be chances for the Potters in this one against the Latics who have struggled a bit at the back. They had that rough time of things in the Premier League last season and having kept the bulk of their squad together from that, it is a surprise that they haven’t started stronger. Conceding an average of two goals per game though so far definitely points to some issues for Gary Rowett’s troops. We are going to lean on the game going over 2.5 goals at 21/10 which looks great value considering the defensive display of these two so far* (Betting Odds were taken on August 19th, 2018 at 8:02 p.m.).
The Latics are going to take some time to settle into life in the Championship after their well-deserved promotion from League One last season. They opened the season with a thrilling 3-2 win over Sheffield Wednesday, then they went out and lost to Aston Villa by a 3-2 scoreline. Over the weekend they played out a 2-2 draw with Nottingham Forest. So the goals have certainly not been a problem for them and Nick Powell has tallied up three goals for the season so far in the Championship.
Powell is a 12/5 anytime goalscorer option* (Betting Odds were taken on August 19th, 2018 at 8:02 p.m.) for Wednesday’s trip to the Bet365 Stadium. The look as if they are going to continue to entertain and last season out on the road in League One the Latics earned a tremendous W16 D3 L4 record and averaged over two goals per game. The quality that they will face is higher this season obviously, but they don’t appear to have lost that scoring touch.
Wigan are the ones who are ahead in the recent head to head with a W2 D4 record going against the Potters. The last time they met was in the 2012/13 Premier League with both meetings ending in a 2-2 draw. Interestingly the last four drawn matches between the two clubs have all been 2-2 results. The two wins for Wigan in that sequence were both with a clean sheet.
Two sides who are probably going to concede unless things change. We can actually see a bit of value in Wigan pulling something out of the game in this one and because of the goals they are scoring a Wigan-Draw Double Chance is at 8/11 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on August 19th, 2018 at 8:02 p.m.) and leads our Stoke v Wigan betting tips.
22nd August 2018 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Preston have earned three points from their opening two games of the season and will be keen to build on their home success from the opening weekend of the new term. Preston just missed out on the play off last season in the second tier. They will play host to Stoke who have made a less than spectacular start to life in the Championship as the Potters are still looking for their first win. Read our Preston v Stoke betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken on August 14th, 2018 at 10:08 p.m.)
The Lilywhites opened with a 1-0 home win over QPR for the season in the Championship but they couldn’t add to their tally in their second match. Preston suffered a 1-0 loss at Swansea in their second fixture of the season. So we are expecting another low scoring affair involving the Lilywhites to be churned out and under 2.5 goals is at 4/6 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on August 14th, 2018 at 10:08 p.m.). Preston put together a good season in the Championship last term as they came home seventh, missing out on the play offs by just two points as they produced some fine form down the back stretch.
They produced a W9 D8 L6 record in the league at Deepdale last term and they were only losing at half time in four home games. Taking that forward we are going to back the half-time draw at bet365 for our Preston v Stoke betting tips. The Lilywhites have produced 13.5 shots per game on average in the league so far this term. This would be a good recovery for them after their loss against Swansea last weekend.
Things haven’t kicked into gear for Stoke yet in the Championship. They suffered a heavy loss out at Leeds on the opening weekend of the season and they could only manage a point in their first home game of the season in a 1-1 draw with Brentford. In the bet365 correct score market the 1-1 draw is the shortest-priced option at 5/1 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on August 14th, 2018 at 10:08 p.m.). For having one of the better and more experienced of squads in the Championship this season, they haven’t looked great.
There has been a lot of individual errors and they have let too much through their defence really. Benik Afobe though has started well with a brace of goals for them and he is the 7/4 anytime goalscorer favourite for the fixture* (Betting Odds were taken on August 14th, 2018 at 10:08 p.m.). They did at least get a break in midweek as they didn’t have an extra EFL Cup to go through like Preston did. Will that give them an edge as they go in search of their first league win of the season?
The Lilywhites have won three of their last four home games against Stoke so they have that to look at. This will be the first meeting between the two sides since the 2007/08 Championship when the two sides traded home wins. From the eight previous Champions meetings, Preston are narrowly ahead with a W3 D3 L2 record against the Potters.
Stoke haven’t looked anything special so far in their Championship games and we are expecting Preston to be strong once more on home soil. This early in the season Stoke look there for the taking and we are just backing the home win in the match outright.
16th August 2018 / lee - Category: Championship Betting