Stoke City vs SouthamptonEngland Championship, KO: 20:00 Oct 3, 2023, Bet365 Stadium
Stoke City welcome Southampton to the Bet365 Stadium for a midweek Championship fixture with both teams looking to build on wins at the weekend. Neither side has generally been at their best this season and as they appear evenly matched at the moment, they could be set to cancel each other out.
Stoke City showed great character to come from two goals down and claim a 3-2 victory over Bristol City in their previous Championship fixture. They conceded twice within the first 15 minutes but struck back through goals from Mehdi Leris, Sead Haksabanovic and Nathan Lowe.
That was a much-needed win for Stoke City, who have found things difficult in recent weeks. They had failed to win any of their last five matches, suffering four defeats in that run and are currently in the bottom half of the table.
Things are just as rough for Stoke City at the Bet365 Stadium where they have lost their last two matches. Alex Neil’s men were beaten 3-1 by Hull City in their previous Championship fixture in front of their fans.
Southampton are also coming off a win as they eased to a 3-1 victory over Leeds United in their previous Championship fixture. They raced to a three-goal lead thanks to a brace from Adam Armstrong and a Will Smallbone effort before the visitors pulled one back.
One of the similarities between Southampton and Stoke City is that the win over Leeds United also ended a lengthy losing run for the Saints. Russell Martin’s men had lost their previous four matches and are barely holding on to a place in the top 10.
Southampton have also been poor travelers lately and have lost three of their last four away matches. However, squeezed between that run is a 2-1 victory at Plymouth Argyle which they will be looking to build on at the Bet365 Stadium.
How the bookies view it
There is little to separate both teams among the bookies with a win for Stoke City priced at 7/4 by Betfred while bet365 is offering odds of 13/8 for a Southampton win. A draw is valued at 5/2 by BoyleSports.
Head to head
Southampton have a 21-14 advantage with 12 draws from 47 previous matches against Stoke City. However, the Potters have won two of the last three meetings while their last meeting was a 0-0 draw in a Premier League fixture back in 2018.
Players to watch
Andre Vidigal often carries the attacking threat for Stoke City and has found the net five times in the last seven matches. The forward could be worth keeping an eye on to score anytime at 5/2 with bet365.
Adam Armstrong has been the standout player for Southampton this season and has seven goals in nine Championship appearances. The forward is priced at 11/5 by William Hill to find the net on Tuesday.
Anything else catch the eye?
Stoke City and Southampton saw over 3.5 goals in their respective fixtures last weekend and could be set to produce a similar outcome at 7/4 with bet365. Over 2.5 goals is valued at 3/4 by 10bet while William Hill is offering 8/13 on both teams to score.
Both teams made fast starts in their fixtures last weekend and could be backed to score in the first half at 3/1 with bet365.
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