Stoke City vs BournemouthEnglish Championship, KO: 19:45 Oct 19, 2021, bet365 Stadium
Bournemouth will be looking to strengthen their grip on top spot as they travel to the bet365 Stadium for a midweek English Championship fixture against Stoke City. The hosts are likely to make things difficult but Bournemouth, but the visitors should have the edge.
Stoke City suffered a 2-1 defeat at Sheffield United in their previous Championship fixture. Despite taking a second half lead through Jacob Brown, they capitulated late in the game and conceded twice the final 10 minutes.
Despite the defeat, manager Michael O’Neill will be pleased with Stoke City's showing this season. They are in the mix for a playoff finish and are just four points behind West Brom in second place.
Stoke City have generally made a good start to the season but have looked slightly off colour in recent weeks, failing to win in two of their last three matches. They have also looked a bit shaky at the back, conceding in seven of their last nine matches.
Bournemouth climbed to the top of the Championship after a 2-0 victory away at Bristol City in their previous fixture. Jamal Lowe and Jordan Zemura got the goals before the break and were able to hold on for the win.
The Cherries have been the standout team in the Championship this season and the only side yet to taste defeat. Scott Parker’s men are three points clear at the top of the standings and head into Tuesday’s clash with six wins from their last seven Championship matches.
Led by Dominic Solanke who has seven goals this season, Bournemouth have impressed going forward. They are among the leading scorers in the Championship and have found the net in six of their last seven matches.
How the bookies view it
Head to head
There have been 16 previous matches between Stoke City and Bournemouth with both teams claiming seven wins each and two draws. The Cherries have won on their last three visits to the bet365 Stadium with last season’s fixture ending 1-0.
Players to watch
Stoke City often spread their goals across the team but Jacob Brown remains the top scorer with three goals. The striker was on target last time out against Sheffield United and is priced at 11/4 by Paddy Power to get on the score sheet.
Dominic Solanke failed to find the net against Bristol City but remains the top scorer for Bournemouth with seven goals. The striker could be worth a punt in the anytime goalscorer market at 21/10 with betfair.
Anything else catch the eye?
There has been BTTS in two of Stoke City’s last three matches and Vbet is offering 11/12 for a repeat on Tuesday. Their last fixture produced over 2.5 goals and a similar outcome is priced at 11/9 with SBK.
Bournemouth have opened the scoring in two of their last three away matches and could be tipped to score first on Tuesday at 21/20 with bet365.
This English Championship match between Stoke City and Bournemouth will be played on Oct 19, 2021 and kick off at 19:45. Check below for our tipsters best Stoke City vs Bournemouth prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.