Newcastle United vs Stoke City 02/08/2015 Premier League Preview, Odds and Prediction
Stoke City vs Newcastle United
Sunday 8th February 2015 14:00(GMT)
The Line: Newcastle United 5/4 Draw 12/5 Stoke City 5/2 See the Latest Odds
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Stoke City travel north to St James Park to take on Newcastle United with only two points seperating the teams in the league table. A win for the Stoke City Potter would see them move above Newcastle in the league table and Mark Hughes will be looking forward to this one as a real chance for Stoke to build some momentum as the Potters have won four of their last five in all competitions. The loss of Bojan to a knee injury will of course be felt but Stephen Ireland has come in and been exceptional in recent weeks and the return of Diouf will also be good news for Stoke City fans. Jonathon Walters netted a hat trick last time out but may miss this game through injury after picking up a knock. Peter Crouch and Diouf will start if Walters is unable to go.
Newcastle have struggled since Alan Pardew left to manage Crystal Palace. The team has lost three of their last four and although they put in an impressive performance against Hull last time out . John Carver has been named as manager until the end of the season a move that disappointed alot of Newcastle fans but one that I personally think was the best option for this squad of players. With Ayoze , Ameobi and Revillere up front and Papa Cisse on his way back from the African Cup of Nations there is no shortage of attacking talent on this Newcastle side. St James Park is a tough place to go and Stoke will have a tough time here.
Tough game to handicap here , I like how Stoke have been playing recently but this is a tough ask going north to try to win here. I like both teams to score though, I think both teams have good strikers and this should be a good game to watch.