Stoke City vs Swansea City Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Stoke City vs Swansea City Match Prediction

By Dean Carr

Stoke City host Swansea City at the Bet365 Stadium on 02/12/17 in what has quickly become a must-win game for both the teams and managers alike. Stoke were beaten 3-0 by Liverpool in their midweek game, while Swansea fell to a 1-0 defeat away to Chelsea. Read on for a full match preview complete with betting tips and predictions.

Betting Tips and Predictions

The severity of the slumps both these teams find themselves in could genuinely see either manager lose their job, should they lose here. With both out of form, I’m expecting home advantage to aid Stoke and for them to claim a narrow win.

Stoke win - 10/11
Stoke win and under 2.5 match goals - 11/4

Stoke City saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Stoke City saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Swansea City

Swansea City saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Stoke City

AVG Goals

0.7

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Stoke City Form Guide

Stoke City Team Logo

Stoke City

Won

2

Draw

3

Lost

5
W A

13-05-2018

Premier League

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

W A

14-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Walsall Team Logo Walsall

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

L A

18-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Bochum Team Logo Bochum

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

21-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Meppen Team Logo Meppen

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

21-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Hamburger SV Team Logo Hamburger SV

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

D H

25-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

St. Pauli Team Logo St. Pauli

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

05-08-2018

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

11-08-2018

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

18-08-2018

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 2 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

Swansea City Form Guide

Swansea City Team Logo

Swansea City

Won

3

Draw

1

Lost

6
L H

08-05-2018

Premier League

Southampton Team Logo Southampton

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

13-05-2018

Premier League

Stoke City Team Logo Stoke City

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

W A

10-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Yeovil Town Team Logo Yeovil Town

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

21-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Genoa Team Logo Genoa

FT 4 - 5

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

21-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Magdeburg Team Logo Magdeburg

FT 4 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

24-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Eibar Team Logo Eibar

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

27-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Freiburg Team Logo Freiburg

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

04-08-2018

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

11-08-2018

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

17-08-2018

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Stoke City Preview

Mark Hughes was left feeling hard done by on Wednesday night, believing that the game turned on a refereeing decision as they eventually lost 3-0 to Liverpool. Sadio Mane put the away side in front in the 17th minute, but the game’s controversial moment came soon after, as Mame Biram Diouf rounded Simon Mignolet and was tripped by the Belgian goalkeeper, who escaped the incident with just a yellow card. Stoke had their chances after that, namely through Joe Allen, but were caught cold by the blistering Liverpool attack, as Mohamed Salah scored a six-minute brace after coming on as a second-half substitute. It now leaves Stoke without a win in their last four games in the Premier League, losing their last two in a row and have a total two wins from their last 12 fixtures. In truth, 2017 as a whole has been difficult for Hughes and Stoke, who have won just five of their 25 league games this calendar year and things look to have gone stale under the current regime. Even Stoke’s home form has dipped in recent weeks, now finding themselves without a win in three at the Bet365 Stadium - they have only gone four home games without a win once in the last four years. The fear for Hughes is he may suffer the same fate of Tony Pulis, with fans opinions beginning to sway against him, but a victory here could buy him some precious time in his bid to turn their season around.

Stoke City Team News

Geoff Cameron (concussion) is unlikely to be available, while Jack Butland (broken finger) is in contention to feature.

Swansea City Preview

Chelsea away is hardly a game Swansea would circle on their calendar as a guaranteed three points,but the defeatist nature of their performance at Stamford Bridge will have been especially concerning as they lost 1-0 at Stamford Bridge. Paul Clement’s men managed just one attempt on target all game and the side heired a lack of belief throughout, eventually losing to an Antonio Rudiger header from close range. Without the ineligible Tammy Abraham, the team really struggled to ever stretch the Chelsea defence and cause problems, now going 428 minutes without scoring in the Premier League. Swansea remain in horrific form, now going seven games without a win, winning a total of just one of their previous ten in all competitions. It doesn’t get too much prettier when looking at their away form, currently finding themselves without a win in five on the road - scoring just one goal during that time. Relegation is beginning to look like an increasingly realistic possibility for this team and something needs to change very quickly if they are to escape their current plight, now finding themselves level on points with 20th-placed Crystal Palace.

Swansea City Team News

Kyle Bartley (knee) is ruled out, with Federico Fernandez also set to miss the game due to personal reasons.

Stoke City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Swansea City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.8

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Stoke City vs Swansea City Sidelined Players

Stoke City
7 Stephen Ireland Injured
20 Geoff Cameron Injured
Swansea City
27 Kyle Bartley Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Jack Butland 196 95
6 CD Kurt Zouma 190 92
17 CD Ryan Shawcross 191 76
15 CD Bruno Martins Indi 185 76
18 LM Mame Biram Diouf 185 81
4 CM Joe Allen 168 62
24 CM Darren Fletcher 183 83
3 RM Erik Pieters 183 84
22 AM Xherdan Shaqiri 169 72
10 AM Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting 191 91
25 CF Peter Crouch 201 75
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Lukasz Fabianski 190 83
26 LB Kyle Naughton 180 73
5 CD Mike van der Hoorn 190 91
6 CD Alfie Mawson 188 81
16 RB Martin Olsson 170 81
17 CDM Sam Clucas 178 74
4 CM Sung-Yueng Ki 189 75
8 CM Leroy Fer 188 79
18 AM Jordan Ayew 182 81
10 CF Tammy Abraham 190 80
2 CF Wilfried Bony 182 84