Tottenham Hotspur vs Stoke City 08/15/2015 Premier League Preview, Odds and Prediction
Stoke City vs Tottenham Hotspur
Saturday 15th August 2015 10:00(ET)
The Line: Tottenham Hotspur Draw Stoke City See the Latest Odds
TV: nbc sports live
After an opening weekend loss to Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur will look to bounce back when they get their opening home game at White Hart Lane against Stoke City who were unlucky to lose to Liverpool last weekend. Tottenham struggled to create clear chances last weekend and Harry Kane was quite isolated at times. Spurs just dont look like they have enough firepower to really challenge for a top four spot and I think Manuel Pochettino will look to add a striker before the transfer market closes. Chadli, Lamela and Erikson simply have to chip in with more goals for Tottenham if they are to compete for a Champions league place. Hugo Lloris is a key figure for Tottenham and the French goalkeeper is one of the best in the league.
Stoke City were very unlucky last weekend when losing to a terrific strike by Philip Couthino, MarK Hughes made some shrewd signings in the off season and Afellay, Shaqiri and Van Ginkel are top class players who should have an immediate impact for the potters. Stoke look to Diouf up front as their main striker and he was great last weekend his movement was terrific and won plenty of free kicks for Stoke. The problem for Stoke last week was their poor finishing and they must improve their conversion of chances rate or they will struggle all season.
Tough game to call here, Tottenham were not very good last week against Manchester United and Stoke City while impressive against Liverpool struggled up front. Both team are strong defensively though with good goalkeepers, I think the unders is a good bet here and I will be taking it. In fact the draw also looks a good bet to me but I think the unders is a better value play.