Stoke City v Crystal Palace – This game has draw written all over it

The Potters’ game last Saturday against Liverpool ended in a 1-0 defeat and the Eagles lost 1-0 to Tottenham.

It’s worth having a gander at the previous year’s stats for the teams:

Stoke City finished in 13th position with 42 points. In 66% of their matches there were less than 3 goals scored. By the end of their last campaign they had nine victories, fifteen draws and fourteen losses. They had a goals for/against record of 34-45.

Last year ended in promotion for Crystal Palace: they finished 5th in the Championship on 72 points. They chalked up a whopping 73 goals, or 1.59 per match, making them the Championship’s 2nd highest scorers. Their final statistics for last season were nineteen wins, fifteen draws and twelve defeats.

There’s little doubt that Stoke City are favourites for Saturday’s match, however if Crystal Palace hit form then they cannot be written off. The odds on a draw make this a worthwhile bet at 3.60 with BetVictor.

Updated: August 24, 2013 — 10:30 am
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