Watford vs Stoke City
|Date & Time||Saturday October 24, 2015, 10:00 AM (EDT)|
The Line: Stoke City 11/10 Draw 23/10 Watford 3/1
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Stoke City will host Watford at the Britannia on Saturday with Stoke one of the form teams in the legaue unbeaten in their last six and having won four in a row in all competitions. Mark Hughes men have been brilliant defensively and look to have had their early season bad luck balanced out as they've been a little bit lucky with recent wins. The return of Bojan to full fitness has the potters fans very excited and Stoke are a good team to watch right now with Diouf, Bojan, Arnautovich and Affellay in the midfield this is a team that can pass it's way to dominance in most games and defensively are solid as a rock. Jack Butland is a real gem in the nets and Peiters, Cameron and Johnson are forming a solid back four.
Watford come into this game off the back of a 3-0 home loss to Arsenal. The hornets have struggled a little of late losing two of their last three. But the team is solid, tough defensively and tactically aware of their strengths. Capoue the former Tottenham midfielder is having a good season and Ighala up front has been their biggest goal threat. On paper Watford should struggle more than they have and the loss to Arsenal was closer than the final score. Flores Sanchez will set his team up to be tough to beat at the Britannia and this could be a more defensive game that the other fixtures on Saturday.
I am going to take the unders here as I think this one is going to be all about the defences. Stoke and Watford are both solid defensively and I think we wont see more than 2 goals in this one if we even see 2.