Match Preview: Stoke versus Swansea

    Match Preview for Saturday’s game versus Swansea

    Stoke are starting to look like they are gaining a backbone under Michael O’Neill, with Monday nights victory over WBA, it was reminiscent of a good old Pulis game. Every man put them self on the line to make sure Stoke won, their was no passengers, long may that continue.

    History versus Swansea

    There have been 73 previous games between the two sides with Stoke just coming out on top with 29 wins to Swansea’s 23.

    Over the last 10 games it more one way traffic with Stoke winning 6 of those ten games. The last fixture was a back in October when Stoke came out 2-1 winners, Scott Hogan scores a 90th minute goal to give Stoke our first league win of the season.

      League Form

      STOKE

    West Brom 0-1 Stoke

    Stoke 0-0 Millwall

    Huddersfield 2-5 Stoke

      SWANSEA

    Swansea 2-1 Wigan

    Cardiff 0-0 Swansea

    QPR 5-1 Swansea

    Swansea sit just outside the play off spots in 7th place, they are 17 points above Stoke.

      Players to watch

    Steve Copper has got his Swansea side plying some good football at times with André Ayew standing out with his 10 goals & 4 assists. Matt Grimes has been a steadying figure in midfield who’s consistent performances have game Swansea a base to play.

    Can Stoke do the double over Swansea again, just like our last season in the Premier League. That year both encounters ended 2-1 to Stoke, is it worth a bet?

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