Stoke City vs Swansea 10/19/2014 Free English Premier League Pick and Preview
Swansea vs Stoke City
Sunday 19th October 2014 16:00(GMT)
The Line: Stoke City 6/4 Draw 5/2 Swansea City 7/4 See the Latest Odds
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Surprisingly Stoke City have lost two of their three home games this season. Mark Hughes team is normally a very solid bet at home but this year at the Britannia they have struggled to impose themselves and those two losses were against Leicester and Aston Villa not two fo the bigger teams in the league. Peter Crouch, Arnautovich are the main goal threats for the Potters but there is some threats on the bench in Bojan Diof and Walters. The question is can Stoke City get a home win?
While Swansea started the season with a terrific win at Manchester United you could argue they were a little unlucky not to have a few more points this season having being pegged back twice by Newcastle last time out and having lost 1-0 to Southampton after Bony was sent off in the first half for two innocuous challenges. Gary Monk will be looking at this game as one they have a chance of winning. The Swans will miss Jon Jo Shelvey who misses out through suspension but Dyer, Routledge and Sigurddson should be enough for the Swansea midfield to not suffer too much through the absence of Shelvey. Up front Bony will relish this physical battle that Shawcross will provide.
Really interesting match up here for Super Sunday, I think that Stoke are one of the toughest teams to play against. The physicality the bring to each match up is tough for some teams to match. Swansea in particular are not very big but have buckets of pace on the wings. I think Dyer and Sigurdsson can hurt Stoke on the counter attack and I also fancy Wilfred Bony to start netting more goals soon. I am going to take Swansea +1 on the handicap, I think the visitors may just nick this one. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo