Premier League: Stoke City vs Tottenham

Stoke City vs Tottenham Betting Tip and Predictions. In the last match of Round 34 in Premier League, Stoke City take on Tottenham. Read below betting preview, useful info and predictions for the match between Stoke City vs Tottenham.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 03: Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Tottenham Hotspur at Goodison Park on January 3, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – JANUARY 03: Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Tottenham Hotspur at Goodison Park on January 3, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

Stoke City stand at the middle of the table and they don’t have some big chances to reach the place which leads in some European competition, while on the other side they are far from the relegation zone. Despite the fact that they are not fully motivated, it doesn’t mean that they don’t want to make good result against Tottenham. Home side are not in the great form. In the last 5 Premier League matches they have managed to win only once. Their defence also are not at the high level. Stoke conceded at least one goal on each of their last 5 matches. In the first half of the season they took one point against Spurs. They were losing 2-0 at the half-time, but their performance in the second half was much better and they have managed to hit the net twice for the final 2-2. It was their 3rd match in a row against Tottenham that they didn’t lose. Last season Stoke City beat Spurs in both matches, but Tottenham Hotspur are much stronger now and they will have to do their best in order to repeat that success.

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Tottenham stand at the second position with 8 points less than current leader Leicester City. Leicester took only one point on Sunday against West Ham, so if visitors on this match take all three points, the difference between two first teams will be only 5 points and Spurs will stay in the race for the title. Tottenham are unebaten in their last 5 Premier League matches and their form is pretty good. They are favorite to win this game and if they do it, their confidence would be even higher and they will be closer to Leicester. In the previous round Spurs smashed Manchester United 3-0 and they will be fully motivated to take another win. Their top scorer and one of the main candidate to become top scorer in Premier League this season, Harry Kane, is in the great form and he will be the most dangerous player for home defenders.

Stoke City vs Tottenham injuries and suspensions

Home side have many problems with absences for this game. Their first goalkeeper Jack Butland (31/0 gk), Glen Johnson (25/0 d), Marc Wilson (4/0 d) and Jonathan Walters (24/5 f) are all injured, Erik Pieters (32/0 d) is suspended, while Glenn Whelan (32/0 m) and Marc Muniesa (12/0 d) are both doubtful. On the other side visitors have no fresh injuries an all key players are available. Nabil Bentaleb (5/0 m) is injured, while Clinton N’Jie (7/0 m) is doubtful.

Stoke City vs Tottenham possible lineups

Stoke City: Haugaard; Bardsley, Shawcross, Wollscheid, Cameron; Imbula, Afellay; Shaqiri, Bojan, Arnautovic; Joselu.
Tottenham: Lloris; Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose; Dier, Dembele; Eriksen, Alli, Lamela; Harry Kane.

Stoke City vs Tottenham Prediction

Visitors are desperately need points and they want to win this game in order to stay in a race for the title. Home side are not in the great form and they will be without few important players, especially in defence. It won’t be an easy match for Tottenham, but they are better side and I expect their win.

Stoke City vs Tottenham Betting Tip: 2 @ 1.75 (Bet365)

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