Stoke City v Crystal Palace Betting Preview | 5th May

Stoke City v Crystal Palace Betting Preview 5th May

In our Stoke City v Crystal Palace betting preview we look at team news, potential line-ups, stats & facts, head-to-head, popular bets and more for Saturday’s relegation clash.

Stoke City v Crystal Palace Betting Preview

Date: 05/05/2018

Time: 12:30pm

Venue: Bet365 Stadium

Channel: Sky Sports Premier League

Stoke City’s relegation could be settled by the time of the 3’oclock kick offs, if they fail to beat Crystal Palace.

The visitors are in fine form however after a 5-0 hammering of already safe Leicester City and now just need a point to secure their own safety.

Roy Hodgson’s side were picked up from 20th, a position behind that what Stoke City find themselves now, and lifted out of the danger zone.

Stoke’s goalless draw with Liverpool has left them 3 points away from safety with just 6 remaining.

However, with other teams having games in hand over Stoke they could need maximum points from both of their remaining fixtures.

With just three goals in five games, however, The Potters have secured no victories from that period.

Team News

Stoke City are without defensive trio Glen Johnson, Bruno Martins Indi and Kostatinos Stafylidis.

Attacker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting.

Three players remain unavailable for the visitors too. Bakary Sako, Scott Dann and Jason Puncheon are all injured.

Potential Stoke City Starting XI: Butland, Cameron, Zouma, Shawcross, Pieters, Shaqiri, Allen, Ndiaye, Bauer, Crouch, Diouf.

Potential Crystal Palace Starting XI: Hennesey, Ward, Tomkins, Sakho, Van Aanholt, Milivojevic, McArthur, Cabaye, Loftus-Cheek, Townsend, Zaha

Head To Head

  • Out of 40 times these two sides have met, Palace have the bragging rights with 22 victories while 7 matches ended as a draw.

Stats & Facts

  • Palace have lost just once in their last six fixtures.
  • 6 of the Eagle’s last 8 fixtures have ended over 2.5 goals.
  • Stoke haven’t won in their previous 12 fixtures.
  • Stoke’s last three fixtures have ended under 2.5 goals.

Betting Odds

  • Stoke City 17/10
  • Draw 12/5
  • Crystal Palace 9/5

Popular Bets

  • Over 2.5 goals 10/11
  • BTTS 7/10
  • Zaha to score first 6/1
  • Shaqiri to score first 7/1

Ben’s Picks

  • Draw 12/5 (Sky Bet)