Stoke betting preview with Betway

After adding to their excellent away record with a goalless draw at Old Trafford last week, it’s back to the Boleyn Ground for the Hammers. Saturday’s visitors Stoke City have a good recent record in this fixture and you have to go back to March 2011 to find the last home win – a 3-0 success under Avram Grant. In fact the Potters are unbeaten in their last five matches against West Ham United and will be looking to take advantage of a lengthy list of injuries by snatching an away win at a price of 19/10. Home advantage secures favouritism for Slaven Bilic’s team at odds of 6/4, but this is a tough game against a side who brushed off Manchester City 2-0 last weekend.
 
Mark Hughes has worked wonders at the Britannia Stadium and he will be looking to secure a third successive top-half finish for his side this term. They already have victories at Southampton, Swansea and Aston Villa this season. The defensive nature is still there from the Tony Pulis days and Stoke games average the lowest in terms of ‘total goals’ out of all 20 Premier League sides. ‘Under 2.5’ goals in Saturday’s match is offered at the short price of 13/20. ‘Both Teams to Score’ is available at 17/20, something that has occurred in six out of seven league games at the Boleyn Ground this season.
 
As already mentioned, Slaven Bilic has a number of headaches due to injuries, mainly in attacking roles. That makes a minefield of the ‘First Goalscorer’ market and the best advice might be to wait until teams are announced and use our mobile service from your seat. At Betway we currently have Andy Carroll as a 5/1 favourite to break the deadlock. Elsewhere full-back Aaron Cresswell could be due a goal at a huge price of 22/1 to score first and 10/1 to score at any time.
 
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