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Stoke vs West Ham 16 December 2017: EPL Preview and Predictions

Soccer | Stoke (15) West Ham(19)

Stoke City are in trouble as they have been playing some really poor football in recent weeks. Mark Hughes is near the sack and he is playing at home to a fan base that has turned on the club. A win here is much needed as they host a West Ham side that has found a little bit of form.

Stoke City have always had issues defensively and these issues are becoming more significant not that the side is not scoring goals. The loss to Crystal Palace was heart-breaking but the loss to Tottenham showed that there are big problems with the team. This is a game where they can win even if they are not at their best but they will need to play much better than they are at the moment.

On the other side of the coin, the new manager has inspired the West Ham side to get some much-needed points. This team got a draw against Arsenal and beat Chelsea meaning that they are now in a much better position than they were a few weeks back. A win at Stoke will end a great week for the Hammers but it will not be an easy task since the Bet365 Stadium is not an easy place to visit.

All in all, I am going to go for a draw. West Ham are playing the better football but at home, Stoke should do enough to get a point. We are getting a really good price on this bet and as a result it is the best betting option for this clash. In addition to that, I also like the over 2.5 goals and that is because Stoke City are defending very poorly.

 

Pick:
Draw

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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