Tottenham v Stoke Prediction & Betting Tips, 9th December 20177th December 2017 / lee
Tottenham v Stoke Premier League Preview, 9th December 3.00pm
The league form of the Lilywhites has been tanking pretty badly by their expected standards, having only claimed the one win in their last six league matches. Will they be able to respond and snap a four match winless streak with a victory in this one? Stoke have the second-worst defence in the Premier League this season so they are likely to give up chances in this one. Tottenham are 2/9 to win this one, with the draw at 5/1 and Stoke are 11/1 underdogs.
Tottenham News and Form
Spurs may be going well in Europe but they have been struggling on the home front recently and have gone four Premier League games without a win now, losing two of those. Both of the defeats in that sequence though we’re out on the road and at least they have unbeaten home form going. They are W3 D3 L1 for the season at Wembley in the top flight and the year unbeaten in their last six there. They could only manage a disappointing 1-1 draw with West Brom though in their last home fixture and they had to come from behind to get that. Tottenham have now scored just the four league goals in their last six games so have gone off the boil a bit it is fair to say. Two their three home wins this season have been by a one goal margin and Spurs to win by one goal is a 3/1 option. Spurs to win to nil at Unibet fetches a price of 21/20. They have only given up the five goals at Wembley this season so there is value there. Only 29% of their home games have gone over 2.5 goals and that is because of their defence. With their recent slips in the league, they are down to sixth and level on points with Burnley so they need to change their fortunes around as they are already seven points adrift of the top three now. Harry Kane is the Unibet First Goalscorer favourite at 2/1.
Stoke News and Form
Stoke got a home win over Swansea last time out and that snapped a four match losing streak of form that they were on in the Premier League. They are W4 D4 L7 for the season and they have lost four of their seven road games as well (W1D2) so haven’t been good travellers. Their defence is a worry really because they have only the two clean sheets all season and they have conceded at least two goals in six of their last eight league games. A Tottenham 2-0 correct score at Unibet is in at 11/2. The Potter’s have managed to score in each of their last six road games but they are conceding an average of over two goals per game on their travels this season and that is ultimately going to put them at risk. Both teams have scored in 71% of their away games this season. Xherdan Shaqiri is the only Stoke player this season to have scored more than one away goal for the club and overall, West Ham are the only side to have conceded more goals than the Potter’s have done this term. Considering the number of goals that Stoke have given up lately, there are holes there for Spurs to exploit. It is unlikely that the Potters will get out with a clean sheet. Their shortest priced anytime goalscorer option is Peter Crouch at 4/1.
Tottenham v Stoke Head to Head
Tottenham won both league meetings with Stoke last season by a 4-0 scoreline. Their last three Premier League games have ended exactly that way against the Potters. Spurs are unbeaten in four league outings against the Potters now (W3 D1) and they have lost just one of their last seven on home soil against them in League competition (W3 D3 L1).
Who will win – Tottenham v Stoke Predictions
The Lilywhites are value to find enough cracks in the back line of Stoke to get a win on the board in this one. The defence of the Potters just isn’t there to expect them to go to Wembley and keep a fluent Tottenham side at bay. This could be a morale-boosting win for the Lilywhites. Back the home side to win to nil.
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