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Stoke City vs Southampton 10/29/2014 Free Capital One Cup Preview,Odds&Prediction

Southampton vs Stoke City

Wednesday 29th October 2014 19:45(GMT)

The Line: Stoke City 3/1 Draw 5/2 Southampton 1/1 See the Latest Odds

TV: Bein Sports

After playing at the weekend in the Premier League Southampton and Stoke will come face to face for the second time in three days. At the weekend Southampton, playing at home at Saint Mary's won the game 1-0. Southampton under Ronald Koeman have had a terrific start to the season and sit in second in the league. Pelle, Tadic, Long and Forster have arrived and Southampton have made €100m in profit from selling Shaw, Chambers, Lovren, llana and Lambert. That is just terrific business. Southampton at the moment look the real fairytale story of the season and while it might be tough to stay there the Saints fans should enjoy every moment they can as they team are over achieving but playing terrific football while they do so.

On the other hand this game represents a tough challenge for Southampton, Stoke are no pushovers especially at home and you can be guaranteed Mark Hughes men will be fired up for this one having lost 1-0 at the weekend. With a resolute defence and a tough tackling midfield there will be nothing easy in the Britannia. Crouch and Walters are a good combination  and Stoke have solid options on the bench with Diouf and Arnautovich. This one could be a tough one for Southampton.

Stoke City vs Southampton 10/29/2014 Free Capital One Cup Preview,Odds&Prediction

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I like everything about Southampton this year, they are playing great football, defending very well and scoring goals. But on the betting front I look for value. Stoke are a genuinely good home side and by my caclulations this one should be a coinflip. Getting Stoke at close to 3/1 at home, I just have to take that. Southampton may well come away with a win but I cant look at this value and not take it. Take Stoke City to win.


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