Stoke vs West Brom Odds – Saturday 24th September 2016 – 15:00
Stoke are 8/13 with the draw at odds of 29/10 and West Brom are 17/4
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Stoke welcome West Brom to the Bet365 Stadium on Saturday afternoon, with Stoke desperately looking for their opening win.
Stoke come into this match on the back of a 4-1 loss against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
Goals from James Tomkins (9), Scott Dann (11), James McArthur (71) and Andros Townsend (75) took Palace 4-0 up.
Stoke did grab a consolation goal with the last kick of the game, courtesy of a stunning finish from Marko Arnautovic.
Along with the 4-0 drubbing at home against Tottenham, it is the third heavy defeat this season.
Stoke have a goal difference of -11, the worst in the division by a mammoth five goals.
They have conceded an incredible fourteen goals, which is an average of 2.8 a game, with 3 goals scored it is no wonder they find themselves in deep trouble.
They find themselves bottom of the Premier League, with just one point from five games and a run of four successive defeats.
Cup Defeat Another Blow
Stoke also suffered another defeat in the EFL Cup, in a defeat that will be particularly hard for Hughes to digest.
They were by far the better side throughout the game but they still conceded two goals and scored just one.
The Potters took the lead through Marko Arnautovic in the 24th minute, but goals from Ryan Mason and a late goal from Markus Henriksen secured the tie for the Tigers.
Marko Arnautovic has been the form player of late, scoring in each of his last two appearances.
Their record against West Brom is very good, in 88 matches they have won 41, drawn 22 and lost 25.
Pulis Looking For Momentum
West Brom will be looking to put another boot into Stoke, with former Stoke manager Tony Pulis returning to his old club.
His side returned to form in emphatic fashion, dispatching West Ham by 4-2 at the Hawthorns, an excellent result for Pulis.
Goals from new signing Nacer Chadli (8 and 56), Salomon Rondon (37) and James McClean (44) saw West Brom go 4-0 up.
In-form man Michail Antonio scored in the 61st minute to restore some pride, with Manuel Lanzini scoring in the 65th minute to add some respectability to proceedings for the Hammers.
They had 70.4% possession of the ball away from home, but had just 5 shots on target from 23 shots overall.
Mixed Start To Season
It was an excellent defensive display and another clinical performance up front, with four goals scored from just six shots on target.
The Baggies lost previous fixture 1-0 against Bournemouth, with Tony Pulis’ side conceding against the run of play.
Tough Fixture For The Baggies
West Brom find themselves in 10th position in the Premier League after five matches.
They are on seven points, with two wins, two draws and a defeat, Tony Pulis will be looking for more consistency from his side.
During those five matches they have scored six times and conceded just five, with a reasonable amount of efficiency at both ends of the pitch.
West Brom will be looking to continue their recent record against Stoke, they have won their last three straight matches against the Potters and will be looking for victory number four.
Both teams are 8/11 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for Stoke are Wilfried Bony at 11/2, with Marko Arnautovic at 6/1. For West Brom, Salomon Rondon is at 11/2 with Saido Berahino at 13/2.
The last time that these two sides met West Brom won 2-1 and the odds of the same result are 8/1.
Stoke vs West Brom Odds
Tip 1 – Rondon to score first @ 11/2
Tip 2 – Stoke to win 2-1 @ 8/1
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