Stoke vs Watford Betting Preview, Premier League Betting Tips

Stoke vs Watford Odds – Tuesday 3rd January 2017 – 20:00 

Stoke are 3/4 with the draw at 13/5 and Watford are 19/5

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Stoke welcome Watford to the Bet365 in another round of festive fixtures, continuing with the first period of New Year Premier League action.

The Potters come into this fixture on the back of a 4-2 defeat against Chelsea, with the Potters producing some more comical defending away from home.

Gary Cahill gave the hosts the lead (34), with Chelsea heading into the first half with a 1-0 lead.

Bruno Martins Indi (46) equalised for the visitors, with Willian scoring twice in the space of eight minutes (57 and 65) to give Chelsea a 3-2 lead.

Peter Crouch (64) had levelled the match for a second time but that stalemate lasted only a minute with Willians second.

Diego Costa scored late on (85), with Chelsea guaranteeing themselves win number 13 equalling the record number of wins set by the Invincibles of Arsenal.

Potters Mixed Form

Stoke have been in mixed recent form, with three defeats in their last six matches, all three tough away games.

Mark Hughes will be disappointed, especially as in the defeats against Arsenal and Liverpool they took the lead.

They did level the scoring with Chelsea in this match as well, they have competed admirably despite the scorelines.

They go into this match 1 points and 2 places below the visitors Watford, this will be another tough fixture for Hughes and his side.

Potters Favourites

Stoke come into this match as favourites, with Watford’s poor form and defeat in the last match informing those odds.

This will be a tough fixture for Mark Hughes’s side, with Watford above them in the league this season.

Stoke’s recent record against Watford is excellent, they have won the last two matches against the Hornets.

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Watford In Poor Form

Walter Mazzarri’s men come into the match on the back of a 4-1 defeat at home against Tottenham on New Years Day.

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Harry Kane (27) opened the scoring for the visitors, getting Spurs off to a great start in another London derby.

He scored his second just six minutes later (33), with full-back Kieran Trippier supplying two excellent crosses for Kane to coolly convert.

Deli Alli made it three before the break (41) and four after (46), with the England international making it four goals in two games.

Younes Kaboul did score a consolation late on (90+1), it was too little too late for the Hornets though.

Hornets Looking To Move On

The Hornets now find themselves in 12th place on 22 points, level with West Ham United who have been in excellent recent form.

Defeats against Sunderland, Manchester City, West Brom, Stoke and now Tottenham have been damaging in recent weeks.

Watford have conceded 13 goals in their last six matches, with the four conceded at home sure to concern Mazzarri.

Hornets Underdogs

Watford come into this match as the underdogs, with the hosts Stoke looking in great form despite recent results.

This will be a tough fixture for the Walter Mazzarri’s side, with his side struggling for form and Stoke in good form.

The Hornets will be looking to better their overall record against Stoke, they have won 11, drawn 3 and lost 11 of their 25 meetings.

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Both teams are 10/11 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for Stoke are Wilfried Bony at 9/2 with Marko Arnautovic and Jon Walters at 5/1. For Watford, Troy Deeney is at 15/2 with Odion Ighalo at 17/2.

The last time that these two sides met Stoke won 1-0 and the odds of the same result are 5/1.

Stoke vs Watford Odds

Tip 1 – Walters to score first @ 5/1

Tip 2 – Stoke to win 2-1 @ 15/2