Premier League Match Preview: West Bromwich Albion vs. Stoke City

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Updated: May 9, 2014
Stoke And West Bromwich Albion

Match Date: 11 May 2014 (local time)

Venue: The Hawthorns

 

A humiliating loss to Sunderland sent West Bromwich Albion down into the 17th spot of the Premier League. With all eyes set on them, the club is obliged to end its losing streak and snatch a win against Stoke City.

 

From the last season’s top 10, West Brom crumbled like a house of cards. The squad was unable to come up with a stronger finish and almost fell into the relegation zone after a series of lackluster performance. But perhaps what could be considered as the most devastating one is the defeat to the Black Cats.

 

Its head honcho, Pepe Mel cannot stop himself from expressing his disappointment over the match’s result, most especially for its legion of supporters.
West Brom’s attempt to snatch a win over Stoke City is a far-fetched shot, but, nonetheless, possible. The Baggies are undefeated in 9 of its last 10 home matches and they can readily exploit this advantage for their benefit. Stoke’s away form is suffering. Fifteen (15) of its last 16 matches ended in a dismal defeat and there is a possibility for West Brom to dominate the match.

 

However, in terms of team form, Stoke will still emerge as the favorite of football betting tips.  The visitor is undefeated in 5 of its last 6 matches, whereas the Baggies can only afford 2 victories within its last 6 encounters.

 

Prediction:  Stoke City

 

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