STOKE VS NORWICH (Preview, Prediction & Betting Tips) / 22.04.2019

Stoke have nothing but honour to play for in the final three matches of the season. The Potters’ lack of wizardry has yielded indifferent ten-game form (W2, D6, L2), with an inability to get the decisive goal being a problem all season. Significantly, no Championship side has drawn as often as Stoke this season (19 matches).
Adding to this, Stoke’s matches are averaging just 2.1 total goals this season – the second lowest average in the league. As a result, they’ve been involved in eight goalless matches this season, which is the largest number by far.
Clearly not afraid to travel, Norwich are in stellar away form (W4, D1) and have scored 2.2 goals per-match on average across that sequence of five road trips. November remains the last time the ‘Canaries’ last failed to score in a league match at any venue, and as a result, the league leaders are currently on a run of 11 matches unbeaten (W8, D3).
The visitors’ defence may not be too tight though, with seven of Norwich’s last ten Championship away matches seeing both teams score, and the East Anglians conceding precisely one goal in six of their last nine matches on the road.
Players to watch: James McClean (STO) has three goals and ten yellow cards in the league this season, while Teemu Pukki (NOR) is the division’s top scorer (27 goals) and has three goals in his last four league matches.
Stat attack: Stoke have drawn four of their last five home matches, and six of the last seven games here have featured two goals or less.
Norwich have been in front at half-time in 11 Championship matches this season, and gone on to win every time.
Stoke have scored a second-half goal in just one of their last seven home matches.

Head-to-head matches: STOKE – NORWICH
06.10.18 CHA Norwich 0-1 Stoke
13.01.16 PL Stoke 3-1 Norwich
22.08.15 PL Norwich 1-1 Stoke
08.03.14 PL Norwich 1-1 Stoke
29.09.13 PL Stoke 0-1 Norwich

Betting tips we recommend:
Prediction: X2
Selection odds: 1,33
Bookmaker: LS Bet

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