Stoke vs Leicester – Saturday 4th November 2017 – 12:30 - Sky Sports Football

Stoke are 6/4 with Eric Choupo Moting and Peter Crouch at 11/2 to score first.

Stoke face Leicester at the Bet365 Stadium on Saturday lunchtime, in another round of matches in the Premier League.

The Potters come into this match on the back of a 1-0 win away against Watford, a great result for Mark Hughes' side.

Darren Fletcher scored the only goal of the game (16), with the former Manchester United man sweetly struck volley settling the tie.


It was an excellent display from Hughes' men, who saw just 29% of the ball but were able to make it count.

They reduced the hosts to no shots on target, despite enjoying an enormous amount of possession and shots off target.

The match was marred by an incident between Troy Deeney and Joe Allen, it resulted in the Watford captain receiving a retrospective ban from the FA.


Mixed Start

Stoke have had a poor campaign by their standards, they currently find themselves in 14th place in the Premier League.

They are on a run of four defeats in their last six matches, that win slightly eases the pressure on Mark Hughes.

The Potters must now raise their game and get out of this poor run of form, a home win will be vital for them.

A win for the Potters will move them above the visitors onto 14 points from their opening 11 games.

Potters Favourites

Mark Hughes's side come into this match as slight favourites, with home advantage informing the bookies.

This will be a tough match for Stoke, with Leicester on a run of three successive wins.

Stoke will be looking to make it a first win in five matches against the Foxes.

StokeMixed Form

Leicester come into this match in good form, having secured their third successive win in the 2-0 win against Everton in their last match.

Jamie Vardy opened the scoring for the Foxes (18), with the striker netting his first goal since the appointment of Claude Puel.

Demarai Gray doubled the Foxes advantage eleven minutes later (29), a heavily deflected effort off Jonjoe Kenny.

It means Everton continued their poor form, despite the sacking of Ronald Koeman they are still struggling at both ends of the pitch.


Foxes In Great Form

Since the departure of Craig Shakespeare the Foxes have been in excellent form, winning their last three matches.

They have lost just one game in their last six matches and that was the 3-2 game against Liverpool.

Their unbeaten run has seen them rise up to 11th in the table, moving to 12 points.

The surprise appointment of Claude Puel has already paid dividends, with the Frenchman winning his opening fixture.


Foxes Underdogs

Leicester come into this match as the underdogs, despite their excellent recent form.

Claude Puel will be looking for back to back wins, extending their unbeaten run to six matches.

The Foxes will be looking for their 19th win in 60 matches against Stoke.

Leicester are 7/4 with Jamie Vardy at 4/1 to open the scoring.

Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Crouch to score first @ 11/2

Tip 2 – Stoke to win 2-1 @ 17/2

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