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.
West Brom 0-1 Stoke
Stoke 0-0 Millwall
Huddersfield 2-5 Stoke
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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