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Stoke and Watford meet at Britannia Stadium in a match for the 20th round of the Barclays Premier League. Stoke won away by (0-1) the last time they faced off in this edition of the league on 27-11-2016. The history of recent direct clashes is favorable to the home team, which has 2 wins and 1 loss in the last 3 games.
After 5 wins, 6 draws and 8 losses, the home team is in 14th place, having won 21 points. In the last match, he lost to Chelsea 4-2, having lost 4-1 in a game against Liverpool. In the last 9 home games for the league, Stoke have won 3, 3 draws and 3 losses, having won 12 points out of 27. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games, but his attack has regularly scored because he has scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches in this competition. In 19 games in the competition, never managed to turn the score in the 9 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 20 home games in all competitions there are 1 highlights: he scored 9 of his 24 goals in minutes (46′-60 ‘).
In his 9 games in his field by the Premier League 2016/17, the Stoke team, won 3 wins, drew 3 and lost 3 games, where he scored a total of 11 goals and suffered a total of 13 goals, recording the average per game Of 1.22 goals scored and 1.44 goals conceded, demonstrating defensive difficulties. For all games in the competition, the team led by Mark Hughes has his best moment in the first 15 minutes of the second half, when they scored 6 goals. Highlight of the team is midfielder J. Allen with 5 goals scored and 2 assists. For this match, the manager of the home will not be able to count on Muniesa, G. Cameron, S. Ireland and J. Butland, all injured.
The visiting team is currently in 13th place with 22 points, after 6 wins, 4 draws and 9 losses. In the penultimate match, tied at home to Crystal Palace for (1-1). In the last match, lost at home to Tottenham by (1-4). His last away game for this competition ended with a 1-0 defeat by Sunderland. In the last 9 games out of the league, Watford has 2 wins, 2 draws and 5 defeats, having won 8 points out of 27.
In this competition, he lost his last 4 games as a visitor and did not win any of the last 5 games he played as a visitor. The team allowed their opponents’ goals in 9 of the last 10 games, so they have not shown great defensive solidity, but their attack has scored regularly, as they managed to achieve in 7 of the last 10 games in this competition. In their away games there is a tendency towards few goals, since 6 of their last 9 matches in the competition finished with Less than 2.5 goals. In 19 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 12 times and only got 2 turns on the scoreboard. There are 1 periods in the last 10 matches played as a visitor for all competitions: he scored 3 of his 8 goals between the minutes (46′-60 ‘).
In his 9 away games for the 2016/17 Premier League, Watford’s team won 2 wins, drew 2 and lost 5 games, scoring a total of 8 goals and conceded a total of 17 goals, averaging by 0.89 goals scored and 1.89 goals conceded, showing difficulties in both sectors, mainly defensively. For all games in the competition, the team led by Walter Mazzarri has his best moment in the first 15 minutes of the second half, when they scored 7 goals. Team highlight is E. Capoue midfielder with 5 goals scored and 1 assist. For this match, the visiting coach will not be able to count on R. Pereyra, B. Dja Djédjé, S. Okaka, A. Mariappa, V. Behrami, D. Janmaat and I. Success, all injured.
Prediction: Stoke Win @ 1.83