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Stoke vs Crystal Palace Prediction & Betting tips
Stoke City still has two matches to prevent relegation. This weekend Crystal Palace is a guest at the bet365 Stadium and Stoke City has to win the club from London on Saturday-afternoon.
Degradation is almost a fact for Stoke City. The Potters have been under the degradation streak for weeks now and do not seem to come out of it anymore. The last three Stoke City matches all ended in a tie and Stoke City is not doing so bad in the last weeks. But the last victory of The Potters dates from more than three months ago. Paul Lambert’s team has to win at least one more time in the last two league games of this season, otherwise the curtain will be definitely for Stoke City. The club from Stoke-on-Trent is three points behind in the safe seventeenth place and The Potters have also played a match more than the competitors above them.
In short: Stoke City still has to catch some points in the coming week. Last weekend, Lambert and his men managed to grab a point at Anfield. On a visit to Liverpool, which was mainly involved in the Champions League-games against AS Roma, Stoke City was able to play with 0-0. Basically, Anfield got a bonus point from The Potters, but a bonus point that they might be able to use very well after 38 matches. However, with three draws in the last three games, Stoke City has already taken a few points lately, but the question is whether The Potters did not start taking points too late. Next weekend is the away match against Swansea City and that game may be decisive for both Swansea City and Stoke City.
At Crystal Palace they are also ensured of football in the Premier League next season. Under Frank de Boer it started very difficult at Crystal Palace and the results of successor Roy Hodgson were not too good at the beginning. However, Hodgson did manage to turn the tide with The Eagles and Hodgson succeeded in maintaining himself with Crystal Palace. Although there are still two matches planned in the Premier League and Crystal Palace has only six points ahead of the relegation zone, this can not go wrong. In addition, The Eagles are eleventh and that is a big achievement. Especially when you look at how many injury cases Crystal Palace has had over this entire season.
Last weekend Crystal Palace played perhaps the best game of this season. Leicester City visited Selhurst Park and Crystal Palace won convincingly: 5-0. Wilfred Zaha made the opening goal and was also important with the red card that Leicester City received at the beginning of the second half. Once they walk, they can also play fair football at Palace, but the problem this season has often been that Hodgson does not want to play football with Palace and only for the result. Eventually the Crystal Palace manager gets the same, because he will manage to stay with Stoke City and that’s what it’s all about at the end of the line.
Stoke vs Crystal Palace head to head matches
25.11.17 PL Crystal Palace Stoke 2 : 1
11.02.17 PL Stoke Crystal Palace 1 : 0
18.09.16 PL Crystal Palace Stoke 4 : 1
07.05.16 PL Crystal Palace Stoke 2 : 1
30.01.16 FAC Crystal Palace Stoke 1 : 0