Stoke City v Swansea City tips – Potters set to strangle tired opponents
Stoke will look to grind out another home win and move away from the drop zone
October 14th, 2014
Ashley Williams and Neil Taylor represent one half of the Wales defence and the Swansea pair’s exertions against Bosnia and Cyprus could come back to haunt them on Sunday.
Wales were left with ten men for the second half of their victory against the Cypriots, while Gylfi Sigurdsson was also playing a starring role when scoring twice for Iceland as his country beat the Netherlands.
Garry Monk will be hoping his best players return in decent nick, although the games following the international breaks are always tough and Stoke will be licking their lips at the prospect of a tight home win.
Eight points from seven games played isn’t good enough for the Potters and William Hill’s 6/4 about a home win seems attractive enough considering that City returned to winning ways at the Britannia Stadium recently when beating Newcastle 1-0.
It will be a case of the “same again” for Stoke who can be backed with relative confidence to win the game 1-0 against a team whose fast start to the season with four wins has been followed by just two points from their last four games.
Hughes will want to make the Brit a fortress again this term and will also hope for a tighter defensive display after losing 3-1 at Sunderland a fortnight ago, with Robert Huth potentially returning alongside Ryan Shawcross.
Stoke City to win 1-0 @ 7/1 with BetVictor
Under 2.5 Goals @ 7/10 with BetVictor
Monday 20th October 2014
West Brom (19/5) v Man Utd (3/4) 20.00