West Brom vs Stoke
Competition: Premier League
Date: 04 February 2017
Kick-off: 16:00 CET
Both if these teams drew in their mid week fixture, but you have to feel that perhaps Stoke are happier with their point than West Brom. Tony Pulis and his charges are trying to make a real go of it, so they won’t be happy with another draw, especially against Stoke who are directly behind them.
Stoke cannot quite catch West Brom who are one place above them in eight, but four points clear, but narrowing that gap will be key on their mind heading the the Hawthorns. Stoke have done a sterling job to end in ninth spot on the log as they turned frustratingly poor performances early in the season to much more clinical ones. Their last four games have seen them gather eight points with wins over Watford and Sunderland, as well as two draws with Manchester United and Everton in some impressive showings.
West Brom have their own catching up to do as Everton’s purple patch is seeing them extend the gap between eighth and seventh, so West Brom could do with the more points to make the gap only a point. While West Brom have been doing well, they have a tendency to slip up, and that is something Stoke will be banking on. In their last five games they lost badly 4-0 to Tottenham and then in their last encounter their draw to Middlesbrough was a poor result.
West Brom vs Stoke: Head-to-Head Stats
Stoke can at least walk into this fixture with the knowledge that they hold the historical advantage over West Brom as in 15 occasions they have emerged victorious on seven of those. West Brom have their four wins, as well as four draws, but it is definitely advantage to the Potters.
West Brom vs Stoke: Prediction
West Ham have been more flashy in their trip to the top half of the table, and are probably in better form baring their slip ups, but Stoke can cause their own set of problems. In fact, this game is so close to call that it should end with a draw, or the home team could sneak it by a single goal.
West Brom vs Stoke: Tips
These sides have a lot to play for in this game and they won’t be taking it lightly seeing as they are nearly on equal footing on the log. Expect it to be a gritty game with few goals and if you don’t bet on the draw, bet on only one goal margin for the win.