They are absent from “potters” but Muniesa partnership – Indi can work. Stoke regained defensive and quickly builds strength, which is not pleasing to Burnley, accustomed to defend.
Charlie Adam brings more balance there in the middle and fantasy behind Jon Walters. The Irishman will be the linchpin of Stoke against an opponent who plays more on top. Stoke goal difference is 14-19 that had a catastrophic start to the season and Burnley goal difference is 12-21, which does not recommend more goals.
Stoke will be in possession most of the time, because it has a less rigid place. But if the score flows in their favor, it is possible to see much time wasted on attacks with long balls, without danger for Grant’s gate. A 1-0 or 2-0 may be correct score.
Direct duels in the last 6 matches were close. Three times a draw (1-1, 1-1, 0-0 in last game), two victories Stoke (2-0, 2-1) and one of Burnley (2-1). In 7 of the last 8 matches Stoke have not scored three goals, while Sean Dyche’s team is favorite in spectacular matches: over 2.5 goals in 5 of the last 6 games. Defense is a problem for newly promoted and force the hosts to score goals in both halves. Note that both goalkeepers, Grant and Heaton have good percentages and their reflexes can close the game.
It is recommended bet on corners only those of Stoke, Burnley that takes no more at the gate and do not get many corner kicks. Under the share 12.5 corners is 1.40. And bet on yellow cards can be inspired, especially if guests will cling aggressive point.
Stoke: Grant – Johnson, Muniesa, Martins Indi, Pieters – Adam Imbula – Shaqiri, Allen, Arnautovic – Walters
Burnley: Heaton – Lowton, Keane, Mee, Ward – Defour, Marney – Arfield, Hendrick, Boyd – Vokes
|Prediction:||Stoke City to win|