Stoke will host Southampton in the Premier League on Wednesday. The game, which can be live streamed online through the link provided at the bottom, will feature equally matched teams that are currently placed in the 11th and 12th position on the Premier League table.
After their two-game winning run, Stoke City lost ground against Arsenal on the weekend. The Potters took the lead at the Emirates, but three goals from Theo Walcott, Mesut Ozil, and Alex Iwobi meant Stoke left London without a point.
Southampton, meanwhile, won their last game against Middlesbrough thanks to the goal from Sofiane Boufal in the second half. James Ward-Prowse provided the assist for the goal, which later proved to be the winner.
Team News: Stoke City
The loss against Arsenal could make Stoke’s boss Mark Hughes go for changes in the starting lineup. The gaffer also may return to the previously used 4-2-3-1 formation.
Ivory Coast international Wilfried Bony is expected to come into the side for this game. So, striker Mame Biram Diouf could likely drop out of the 11 as a result.
There is a long list of injuries for Stoke as Stephen Ireland, Ibrahim Afellay, Phil Bardsley, Geoff Cameron, and Jack Butland are all sidelined due to their respective injuries. Hughes will be hoping that Ryan Shawcross, Marc Muniesa, Jonathan Walters, and Glen Johnson all will pass late fitness tests to face Southampton.
Stoke City: Predicted Lineup (4-2-3-1)
Grant – Johnson, Martins Indi, Muniesa, Pieters – Whelan, Cameron – Shaqiri, Allen, Arnautovic – Bony
Team News: Southampton
New signing Charlie Austin is out injured for as least three months due to a shoulder injury he picked up in the Europa League last week. Jay Rodriguez should lead the attack for the Soton in Austin’s absence.
Nathan Redmond, Ryan Bertrand, and Cedric Soares are trying to win a starting spot. It will be interesting to see whom Claude Puel will use against Stoke.
Southampton is once again without the services of Jeremy Pied, Matt Targett, Jake Hesketh, Alex McCarthy, and Florin Gardos due to their injuries.
Southampton: Predicted Lineup (4-2-3-1)
Forster – Martina, Fonte, van Dijk, McQueen – Ward-Prowse, Cassie, Romeu – Boufal, Rodriguez, Tadic
Stoke Vs. Southampton: Head-to-Head
Total games: 43
Stoke City wins: 12
Southampton wins: 21
Stoke City Vs. Southampton: TV Schedule and Channel
In the U.S., the match will be live on NBC Sports Live and Premier League Extra Time. For other regions, the TV schedule can be found here.
Stoke City Vs. Southampton: Prediction
Stoke’s two-game winning streak was brought to an end at the weekend. However, Hughes’ side’s recent home game performance has been nothing short of spectacular with just one defeat in the last five matches.
While Southampton also impresses at home, they have not been equally strong in their away games.
We predict Stoke to nick the game.
Final Predicted Score: Stoke City 2-1 Southampton
Stoke City vs. Southampton: Betting Tips and Odds
- Stoke City win: 15/8
- A draw: 9/4
- Southampton win: 6/4
- Under 2.5 goals: 8/13
- Over 2.5 goals: 6/5
- Both teams score: 5/6
- Both teams fail to score: 5/6
The odds were provided by Paddypower.
Key Stats to consider
- Stoke City has seen over 2.5 goals in seven of their last eight home games against Southampton in all competitions.
- Stoke has kept clean sheets in two of their last three games.
- Stoke has scored six goals in their last three games.
- Southampton has kept three clean sheets in their last five games in all competitions.
- Southampton has scored just five goals in their last five games.
The Stoke City vs. Southampton stats were provided by Whoscored.
Stoke City vs. Southampton: Live Stream
The match can be streamed live online free by clicking this link. The live streaming link will be updated just before kick-off.
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