Stoke City vs Newcastle United 04/12/2014 Free English Premier League Soccer Pick and Preview
Stoke City (10-10-13) Newcastle United (14-4-15)
Saturday 12th April 2014 15:07(GMT)
The Line: Stoke City 11/10 Draw 5/2 Newcastle United 3/1 See the Latest Odds
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On saturday Newcastle travel to the Britannia to take on an inform Stoke City. Alan Pardew's absence from the sideline (due to his headbutt on Hull City's Meyler) has been hard felt as Newcastle have lost four of the five games. Newcastle at the moment just look devoid of ideas, the magpies have failed to score in four of the last five games its not a coincidence that Loic Remy has been missing those games through injury. The frenchman on loan from QPR has been terrific for Newcastle this season. Papa Cisse, Cissoko have been a let down this season and without Remy Newcastle just look toothless.
Stoke City have won four of their last five game in the league and won five of the last six at the Britannia Stadium. Mark Hughes team have played well and gotten good results, including wins over Manchester United and Arsenal. Last week at Chelsea looked a lapse as Stoke just started slowly and never got into the game. Stephen Ireland, Peter Odemwingie , Peter Crouch and Johnaton Walters have all been key men in recent weeks and will again be key for Stoke tomorrow as they face Newcastle.
With four wins in their last five home games and Newcastle having lost four of the last five I cant believe the odds on Stoke for tomorrow's game. I had it listed as somewhere between 1/2 or at best 3/4 but the bookmakers have Stoke at 11/10. That represents huge value for me and I'm taking the Potters to get the win at home. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo