Tough test for the Potters as the bees fly into the city
Match Preview: Stoke versus Brentford
Brentford are understandably one of the promotion favourites after just missing out on the top 2 last season, thanks to Stoke helping end their Automatic promotion hopes last season.
How do we usually fair versus Brentford
Stoke have only faced Brentford 28 times in the past with the Potters winning almost 50% of the meetings.
Stoke Wins 13
Brentford Wins 6
Last 10 meetings
Our recent history versus Brentford shows the rise of Brentford as 50% of their entire wins over Stoke have come within the last 10 meetings
Last fixture at the bet365 Stadium v Brentford
The last time Brentford visited the bet365 Stadium was during lockdown. Brentford needed the win to keep their hope of automatic promotion within their own hands. Stoke took a first half lead through Lee Gregory. The second half was one way traffic as Brentford attacked in number trying to get back into the game. Fortunately for Stoke, Davies & resolute defending by Batth, Chester & BMI meant Stoke held on to the 1-0 result.
Form (last 6 fixtures)
Stoke 1-0 Gillingham (cup)
Preston Ne 0-1 Stoke
Aston Villa 0-1 Stoke (cup)
Stoke 1-1 Birmingham
Luton 0-2 Stoke
Stoke 2-2 Barnsley
WBA 2-2 Brentford (cup) (4-5ap)
Millwall 1-1 Brentford
Brentford 3-0 Fulham (cup)
Brentford 2-4 Preston
Brentford 2-0 Coventry
Sheff Wed 1-2 Brentford
What do you expect the outcome to be versus Brentford?
Sky Sports Pundit David Prutton airs his views on the outcome of tonight’s game versus Watford.
Prutton has been known to back against Stoke more often than not, but has started to take a shine to the Potters
“It’s five without a win for Stoke, now. They have just started to drift away from the battle for the top six a little and need to start picking up victories again soon. Goals had been a problem until their midweek game, but even then they could only manage to draw 3-3 with Rotherham!
If Watford could sort out their form on the road, where they have picked up just two wins all season, they would be right up there with Norwich. Right now it looks like their battling with a few others for second place. Taking everything into consideration, I think this will be a draw”
Stoke 1-1 Watford