Saturday serves up an interesting mid-table Premiership clash as Stoke City takes on Fulham. With the two teams separated by just two points a loss for Stoke could see the club finish the weekend in the bottom half of the league table.
Stoke and Fulham have met eight times in the past decade. The two clubs have been fairly evenly matched during this period, with Stoke taking three wins, while four matches went the way of Fulham and one ended in a draw.
Both teams achieved one away win during this period. One of these was produced during Fulham’s last trip to Stoke City, when Fulham pulled off a 2-0 win.
Stokes had some mixed results in recent weeks, with two wins, two losses and a single draw to show for its last five fixtures.
While Stoke has performed well in the Europa League and League Cup, with wins against Beskitas and Tottenham respectively, they have struggled in the Premiership with two losses and a draw from their last three matches.
Stoke is struggling up front, with just 3 goals scored in the last five matches. Defence has been poor, with 8 goals conceded in the same period of time.
Fulham has put together results that are somewhat more impressive, with two draws, two wins and a loss from its last five matches. The club seems to have found some form with consecutive wins in the Europa League and Premier League coming into this fixture.
Fulham has been doing well up front, with 10 goals scored in five games. However, where the club has really shone is on defence, where just 2 goals have been conceded in five matches, and four clean sheets have been maintained.
This is an evenly weighted encounter. While Stoke City has position in the league table, Fulham seems to be finding some sort of rhythm, and it’s hard to see how Stoke will find its way past the resolure Fulham defence with its unspectacular attack.
Our Stoke City vs. Fulham betting tip is therefore to take the back bet on Stoke at the best odds you can find.
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