Stoke vs Bournemouth – Saturday 21st October 2017 – 15:00 

Stoke are 21/20 with Eric Choupo Moting and Jese Rodriguez at 5/1 to score first.

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

The Potters come into this match on the back of a 7-2 away defeat against Manchester City, a poor result for Mark Hughes' side.

Gabriel de Jesus scored the first and fourth goals for City, with a goal either side of the break (17, 55).

Raheem Sterling made it 2-0 just two minutes later (19), before David Silva made it 3-0 in the 27th minute.

Stoke pulled back one through former United player Mame Biram Diouf (44) and Kyle Walker made it 3-2 with an own goal just after the restart (47).

City ran rampant after that with Fernandinho (60), Leroy Sane (62) and Bernardo Silva (79) scoring goals in the second half, with City going from 3-2 lead to 7-2 win.

It was a tough afternoon for Mark Hughes' side, who were powerless to stop a rampant Manchester City side, it was a Champions performance.

 

Mixed Start

Stoke have had a poor campaign by their standards, they currently find themselves in 17th place in the Premier League.

They are now on a run of four defeats in their last six matches, with three in the Premier League and one in the Carabao Cup.

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

Stoke's are one of five sides on eight points in the Premier League, a win would catapult them up the table.

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 Bournemouth also in desperate need of a win.

Stoke will be looking to make it a first win in three matches against the Cherries.

StokeMixed Form

Bournemouth come into this match in mixed form, with a narrow 1-0 defeat against Tottenham in their last match.

The Cherries did what many sides before them have done, kept Harry Kane off the scoresheet.

They were unable to keep Christian Eriksen from scoring though, with the Denmark international scoring a superb goal to end Tottenham's Wembley curse.

The Dane's goal came just after the restart in the 47th minute, the man of the match was Asmir Begovic who kept Tottenham at bay for most of the match.

 

Cherries In Poor Form

Eddie Howe's will be alarmed at the inconsistent results from his side but they have remained solid defensively in that game.

They have won just one game all season and that was in the recent match against newly promoted Brighton.

The Cherries have suffered six defeats in their opening eight matches, they will need to secure a much needed three points.

Bournemouth are 19th in the table as a result, with only Palace below them.

 

Bournemouth Underdogs

Bournemouth come into this match as the underdogs, with their poor form informing the odds.

Eddie Howe will be desperate to win this fixture, securing a vital away win.

The Cherries will be looking for their 5th win in 13 matches against Stoke.

Bournemouth are 13/5 with Jermain Defoe at 6/1 to open the scoring.

Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Mame Biram Diouf to score first @ 6/1

Tip 2 – Stoke to win 2-1 @ 15/2

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