Watford vs Stoke City (Pick, Prediction, Preview)

Watford – Stoke City

Watford – Stoke City (Pick, Prediction, Preview)

Premier League 13th round. Watford (8th) receives the visit of Stoke City (13th) in a match under the sign of balance. Watford has goal difference (17-20), while Stoke has 13-19 goal difference. Watford is also one of the pleasant surprises of the season.

Last round, Walter Mazzarri’s team won 2-1 at champions Leicester after the game very convincingly, that the attack was not tall and defense made mistakes (despite the absences of the lot). Watford play a 3-4-1-2 system favorable dips, but, ironically, balance is best away team.

Stoke have a good run before the last round, he defeated Bournemouth “potters” 1-0, in the surprise round. However, Stoke could get a draw if he had not missed a penalty Bojan and the general evolution of the team was satisfactory. We have thus a match between two teams with direct passing game, focused on supplying quick strikers with balloons in the box. So it seems possible to see goals from both sides.
In the matches, Watford has the advantage

Both teams have only one defeat in the last six league matches and direct duels balance balanced look: Watford won three matches (3-0, 1-0, 2-0), Stoke one (2-1) and two matches ended in draws white. However, current circumstances leads us to bet on goals, because victory is very important for both sides; Close to one of the European teams and one must quickly move away from relegation.

Top scorers are midfielders both teams!

In 7 of their last 8 home matches in the Championship, Watford made “green” bets “over 2.5 goals”, the band’s prolific Ighalo and Deeney being at home. Instead, Stoke made “under 2.5 goals” in 6 of the last 7 games of the Premier League. But Watford is the kind of team that Arnautovic & Co. I may even score a goal.

It encourages players good form of attack, even if the two top scorers are actually midfielders: Capoue hosts (5 successful) and Allen Stoke (4 successful). Furthermore, Shaqiri or Pereyra individuality and can produce a moment of magic anytime, thus modifying the scoreboard. Fortunately, no big problems with injuries, so we’ll see on the ground the best dishes.

Watford: Gomes – Kaboul, Prödl, Britos – Janmaat, Capoue, Behrami, Holebas – Amrabat, Deeney, Pereyra
Stoke City: Grant – Bardsley, Shawcross, Martins Indi, Pieters – Adam Imbula – Shaqiri, Bojan, Arnautovic – Bony

Prediction: Over 2,5 goals
Odds: 1,55