Stoke City v Norwich City betting tips – Potters to bounce back from Baggies defeat
You may be surprised to learn that Alex Neil's Norwich City are just six points behind tonight's opponents in the Premier League table.
January 13th, 2016
Stoke City sit tenth in the table following a surprise defeat to West Brom in their last Premier League outing, however they will be confident of bouncing back when they go head-to-head with Norwich City at the Britannia Stadium tonight.
Following excellent wins over Everton and Manchester United, the Potters were in fine fettle and fully expected to dispose of their West Midlands rivals with relative ease. It wasn’t to be and a stoppage-time goal from Jonny Evans resulted in the points staying at the Hawthorns.
After this defeat, Stoke City had two cup games to look forward. Their Capital One Cup semi-final first leg ended in a 1-0 defeat against Liverpool, however they responded by knocking League One side Doncaster Rovers out of the FA Cup in the third round clash at the Keepmoat Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Can they make it two wins on the bounce when Norwich come to town this evening? Indeed they can, however they will be in for a tough assignment against Alex Neil’s men, given that they have amassed nine points from their last four games.
Wins over Southampton, Manchester United and Aston Villa have seen the Canaries lift themselves clear of the danger zone and into fifteenth position in the Premier League table. Their previous two league victories saw no goals conceded, however their away form is cause for concern with defeat in five of their last six matches on the road, the exception being the shock 2-1 win at Old Trafford last month. Norwich City are outsiders at 10/3 with BetVictor to seal the points tonight.
The Canaries lost 3-0 to Manchester City in the FA Cup third round at the weekend and they can now concentrate fully on the business of the Premier League. Nevertheless, they will undoubtedly struggle at the Britannia this evening and despite enjoying some excellent form of late, they will succumb to a Stoke City side which will be boosted by the inclusion of a refreshed Shaqiri, Bojan and Arnautovic. Back a Stoke win with both teams scoring at 15/4 with Coral.