Stoke City are in desperate need of a win ahead of their league game against Everton at Bet365 Stadium on Saturday.
The Potters are without a win in their last six games, but they will fancy their chances against the Toffees, who have been woeful on the road.
Stoke come into this game following a 2-0 home defeat to Manchester City, and that defeat was preceded by a run of three draws.
As things stand, Stoke are 19th in the table with 27 points. They are only a point behind the safety, and a win would most certainly see them move out of the bottom three. Under Paul Lambert, the Potters have shored up their defence and have become difficult to beat. However, a win has been a luxury for them this season. They still have to play Arsenal, Tottenham, and Liverpool this season, so they will be desperate for three points.
The Toffees come into this game following a 2-0 home win over Brighton and Hove Albion. However, they have been terrible on road and have lost their five away games in the league.
Coming into this game, the Toffees are placed ninth in the league table with 37 points. They have an impressive recent record against their opponents, but we don’t see them picking up a win in this game.
On the opening day of the season, Everton claimed a 1-0 win over their opponents at Goodison Park, thanks to the goal from Wayne Rooney.
Stoke City vs Everton – Match Facts
Everton are undefeated in their last four league meetings with Stoke. 3W 1D
Last five league games at Bet365 Stadium have ended with less than 2.5 goals.
Xherdan Shaqiri is Stoke’s top scorer this season with seven goals this season.
Stoke City vs Everton – Team News
Mame Biram Diouf, Lee Grant and Stephen Ireland are sidelined for the hosts, and Kevin Wimmer is a doubt.
Gylfi Sigurdsson, Eliaquim Mangala, Maarten Stekelenburg and James McCarthy are unavailable for the visitors. Morgan Schneiderlin and Idrissa Gueye are doubts, and Ashley Williams is suspended.
Stoke City vs Everton – Match Odds
Stoke are favourites to win, and you can back them at their best odds of 6/4 at BetVictor. An away win is available at 11/5 odds at Unibet. However, we are backing a draw as our prediction in this game, and this bet is priced at 9/4 odds at Bet365.
Stoke City vs Everton – Correct Score Odds
A 1-1 draw is the most likely outcome in the betting market, and we are backing the same as our prediction. You can back this bet at the best odds of 11/2 at Bet365.
Stoke City vs Everton – Anytime Goalscorer Odds
We are backing Xherdan Shaqiri to find the net in this game. The Swiss footballer is available at his best odds of 3/1 at Paddypower.
For the visitors, striker Cenk Tosun is available at 5/2 odds at BetVIctor, and Theo Walcott is also a great option at 16/5 odds at Coral.
Stoke City vs Everton – Total Goals Over/Under Odds
We expect this to be a low-scoring affair, and we are going for under 2.5 goals as our prediction in this game. This bet is available at the best odds of 8/11 at BetVictor.