STOKE v NORWICH – ENGLAND PREMIER
January 13 2016, Britannia Stadium, 19:45 GMT+0
Stoke will host Norwich today on Britannia Stadium. This two teams know each other well, and have played on this stadium on 9 occasions. Those games were all in favor to Stoke, as the record against Norwich is (6-2-1).
Stoke has not shown the best possible performance last match, where they won against Doncaster (2:1), but it was enough for them to advance to next stage of FA cup. In the league Stoke is showing some great performances, with 3 home games out of 4 won, and the players will surely want to extend their streak. The Britannia Stadium is a tough place for visitors to get all 3 points, even Man Utd and Man City failed to do so, both loosing (2:0)
The next match up for Stoke is against Arsenal, but being on January 17, Stoke won’t hold back today, as they have much time to rest until that match. Also Mark Hughes has rested his key players for today match (Arnautovic, Krkic, Shaqiri and Afellay), as they all sat out last cup game.
The injury list for Stoke will have names; Geoff Cameron, Marc Muniesa, Stephen Ireland and Shay Given.
The visitors, Norwich has got most of their points playing at home, their away record is not as good as they would like to see, winning 1 out of 9 away matches. On the plus side Norwich has no injured players.
All in all Stoke is not showing any impressive form, but Mark Hughes side is very capable to win today match against Norwich as they surely won’t be able to keep up with Stoke, who will try to get all 3 points.
Stoke is my favorite for today match, that’s why my prediction is in their favor.
Prediction: STOKE -0.5
Odds: 2.03 SBOBET