Reasons for betting on West Bromwich Albion vs Stoke City tip
West Bromwich Albion did a marvelous job in the first two rounds. The Baggies recorded two minimal victories, and they are currently at the third place in the standings. Stoke City, on the other hand, surprised Arsenal in the previous match and they are coming to London in search for another 3 points.
The spectators at the Hawthorns are going to see one tough, tactical match between the teams who prefer a cautious approach to the game.
West Bromwich Albion overview
After defeating Burnley and Bournemouth, West Brom was successful in the League Cup. On the away match against Accrington Stanley, they did a good job and won confidently with 3-1. That was the first time since the start of the preseason when the Baggies scored three goals. 4 of the previous 5 contests they participated saw less than 3 goals. Even during the preseason warm-up most of their matches were ended with a moderate number of goals, and none of them went above 3. Hal Robson Kanu is unavailable for this game because he received a red card against Burnley. The absence of one of the most important players in the home team will certainly make some impact. Gareth McAuley, meanwhile, is likely to play.
Stoke City overview
The Potters were excellent against Arsenal. Mark Hughes made fantastic tactics in that match. The home team had twice as less ball possession than Arsenal, and yet they were extremely dangerous. Following that game, Stoke City smashed Rochdale in the League Cup with 4-0. That was the third event in a row which ended with out both teams to score. After a very efficient preseason, Stoke City began playing more cautious, so keep that in mind. However 6 games from the last 8 where are finished with more than 2.5 goals. The same number of contests stoke was the team who conceded the opening goal.
Head to head matches
The recent tradition is on West Brom’s side. In 5 of the latest games they haven’t lost, and they recorded 4 wins and one draw. In those 5 matches, the WBA scored each time. During that span, 4 meetings saw less than 2.5 goals.
In head-to-head encounters, between the managers, Tony Pulis has more success. West Bromwich Albion’s manager has 8 victories in 13 games. Mark Hughes, on the other hand, has only four.
Prediction for West Bromwich Albion vs Stoke City tip
You do not have to be a rocket scientist to see that under 2.5 goals is something most likely to happen here. The clubs play very tough since the start of the season, and they are relying on counter attacks. In our opinion, this game will end without both teams scoring. That is going to be the second suggestion regarding West Brom vs. Stoke City tip.