Premier League Preview: Southampton vs. Stoke City

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Updated: October 22, 2014
Southampton- Week 9

Match Date: 25 October 2014 (local time)

Venue: St. Mary’s Stadium

 

A confident Southampton welcomes Stoke City in an attempt to improve its rank in the Premier League table. The host just nailed a massive win against Sunderland and it will be no more than a futile effort to stop the squad’s relentless run.

 

The contenders

Southampton

The online betting favorite, Southampton performed a successful demolition job against a struggling Sunderland when the former thrashed the Black Cats with eight (8) massive goals. Gus Poyet and the rest of his men can only stare in disappointment as they watched a seemingly replay of Germany’s thrashing of Brazil.

 

As for Southampton, the victory did not only strengthen its grip on the league table, it also increased its possibilities of contending for a title and qualifying in the Champions League next season.

 

Stoke City

There is no reason for Stoke to be intimidated. Like Southampton, they also won their last match and it was even more memorable since it was a come from behind victory. After equalizing on the 43rd minute, the club created more scoring opportunities until Jonathan Walters hit the winning goal on the 76th minute.

 

With the said triumph, Stoke catapulted to the 10th spot of the top-flight league.

 

Possible head turners

Dusan Tadic’s playmaking skills during the said encounter were superb. Certainly, he is one strong force that Stoke cannot easily take for granted or he might pave way for another 8-point lead.

 

Prediction

Southampton 3-1 Stoke City

 

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