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Crystal Palace vs Stoke City 7 May 2016: EPL Preview and Predictions

Game
Crystal Palace (16th) Stoke City (10th)
Date & Time Saturday May 7, 2016, 10:00 AM (EDT)
The Line
Crystal Palace 2.10 Draw 3.40 Stoke 3.60
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Soccer | Crystal Palace (16th) Stoke City (10th)

Crystal Palace will be at home this weekend as they look to build up some momentum before their date with destiny in the FA Cup final later on this month. This match will see them face an out of form Stoke City team and that will mean that it is a great chance for the Eagles to build up a run of wins in their favor.

Crystal Palace are coming of a loss of Newcastle last weekend and although I though they played pretty well in that game, they got no points from it. This weekend, things should be different since they are at home and they are playing a team that have very little to play for. This is the best chance I have seen for Palace to win a game in a long time and I think they might just get over the line.

Stoke City on the other hand have been appalling and I think they might just lose again. All of their top players are playing like their holiday has started and the likes of Jack Butland are actually on holiday. This team has switched off for the season and I think this away fixture might just be another loss for Mark Hughes and his men.

As far as betting is concerned, we are getting well over 2.00 on Crystal Palace to win this game and I think that I will take them to win outright. This is a solid bet in my opinion and it gets there more times than it doesn’t.  Also betting on the over 2.5 goals is a solid bet since both teams have had defenses who have switched off lately so I am expecting a fast flowing, high scoring game here. 

Pick:
Crystal Palace

Based in multiple cities around the world, Avijoy is a sports writer and handicapper with over 10 years experience. Avijoy has been at Sports Chat Place since 2015 and has been covering tennis, cricket and soccer. With a degree in statistics, Avijoy provides detailed mathematical edges which allow him to be successful in predicting winners on a consistent basis.   

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