Crystal Palace vs Stoke City 01/30/2016 FA Cup Preview, Odds and Predictions
Stoke City vs Crystal Palace
Saturday 30th January 2016 10:00 (ET)
The Line: Crystal Palace 11/10 Draw 12/5 Stoke City 3/1 See the Latest Odds
TV: Bein Sports
Stoke City will travel to London and Selhurst Park to take on a Crystal Palace team who have really struggled of late. Stoke played 120 minutes midweek in the Capital One cup semi final as they went to Anfield and won 1-0 but lost out to Liverpool on penalties for a place in the League Cup final. Mark Hughes side will be looking to move on to the last sixteen of the FA Cup on Saturday and the way the Potters are playing recently it would take a brave man to bet against them achieveing their goals. With Bojan, Walters, Arnautovic, Shaqiri and Affellay this is a team full of quality that works hard for each other and they have been excellent at times in recent weeks. There have been a few let down spots but in general Stoke have been excellent this season and will look to put the disappointment of Tuesday's loss behind them with a win here.
Crystal Palace have really struggled of late, its tough to put this struggles on one man's shoulders but the missing Yanik Bolasie has been irreplaceable for Crystal Palace. Alan Pardew's strikeforce has not scored from open play this season with Wickham, Campbell, Gayle and Chamakh having one goal between them this year and that came from the penalty spot. Emmanuel Adebayor has signed for the club and will bring experience and a goalscoring touch. Zaha, Cabaye and Puncheon will provide the creativity from midfield and when Bolasie returns we could see Palace shoot up the table as they have a very solid defence to build on.
This one is tough and the addition of Adebayor definitely helps Palace but I think that this one should be a pick em and getting the value with Stoke City knowing that they are a quality team on the road just looks the smart play here. Take Stoke +1 on the handicap and I might even spread a little on the moneyline win for the Potters.