With just one win in their 12 games, Crystal Palace are still languishing at the bottom of the table ahead of Stoke City’s visit to Selhurst Park on Saturday.
The Eagles have picked up just five points this season, and they are five points behind the safety line. However, they are undefeated in their last three home games, and they would consider this game as a good opportunity to put some much-needed points on the board.
After going goalless for first seven games, the Eagles have scored six in their last five games. In their last fixture, Roy Hodgson’s side claimed a 2-2 home draw against Everton.
The Potters will come into this game on the back of a 2-2 draw at Brighton. Mark Hughes’ side, currently undefeated in their last three fixtures, occupy the 15th spot in the table with 13 points. They are just four points clear of the drop zone, and it could get tricky for them if they are not careful in the coming weeks.
Both sides have been terrible on the defensive front this season, and we expect this game to be a high-scoring affair.
Last season, the Eagles won the corresponding fixture 4-1 and the reverse fixture ended 1-0 in favour of the Potters.
Crystal Palace vs Stoke City – Match Facts
Both sides have conceded 24 goals this season. Only West Ham United have done worse with 25 goals.
Palace have won four of the last five Premier League meetings with the Potters.
Both sides have managed a combined total of one clean sheet this season.
Crystal Palace vs Stoke City – Team News
Christian Benteke returned for the Eagles against the Toffees, but they have lost Jordan Mutch to a knock. Patrick van Aanholt, Lee Chung-Yong and Connor Wickham are other injury-absentees.
For the visitors, Geoff Cameron could return, but Jack Butland and Stephen Ireland remain out.
Crystal Palace vs Stoke City – Match Odds
The Eagles are favourites to win at their best odds of 11/10 at Betfred. We expect this to be an enticing encounter, and we are going for a home win as our prediction in this fixture.
A draw is available at 12/5 odds at Skybet, and you can get up to 3/1 odds for an away win at Paddypower.
Crystal Palace vs Stoke City – Correct Score Odds
A 1-1 draw is the most probable outcome according to the bookmakers at 25/14 odds at 10Bet. We are going for a 2-1 Palace win as our prediction in this fixture. You can get the best odds of 17/2 for this bet at Bet365.
Crystal Palace vs Stoke City – Anytime Goalscorer Odds
Christian Benteke is the favourite to score at his best odds of 7/4 at Bwin. We are backing Wilfried Zaha as our prediction instead, and you can back him at 9/4 odds at the same bookmaker.
For the visitors, Peter Crouch is available at 56/19 odds.
Crystal Palace vs Stoke City – Total Goals Over/Under Odds
With two of the worst defences in the league playing each other, we expect to see at least three goals in the game. We are going for 2.5+ goals in the game as our prediction, and you can back the same at 19/17 odds at Unibet.