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Stoke vs Bournemouth Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

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Stoke vs Bournemouth Predictions

Stoke managed to extend their unbeaten streak to six matches before the international break as they drew 1-1 away to West Ham. This followed on from three consecutive victories against Sunderland, Hull, and Swansea and banishes their awful start to the campaign to memory.

This is certainly down to an improvement on the overall balance of the team. Prior to their turnaround they had conceded a dismal 14 goals in five games, whereas since their improvement they have conceded just four in six. This has coincided with an increased attacking output as well to make for an overall better team.

Stoke’s star players lie in midfield, with the likes of Joe Allen and Xherdan Shaqiri providing excellent play-making capabilities. This season they have been the ones finishing off chances though, with seven league goals between them. Both have scored two goals in Stoke’s last four matches, and with three of Joe Allen’s goals coming on home soil backing him to score anytime at 12/5 looks a good option for our goal-scoring predictions.

Bournemouth have been a little more unpredictable than their hosts though. Their 2-1 loss away to the previous winless Sunderland made it two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six matches.

Both of these defeats came in their last two games though, and both were against dreadfully out of form sides. The Bournemouth that turned up against Middlesbrough and Sunderland is a far cry from the one that hammered Hull 6-1 a month ago.

Away from home Bournemouth have really struggled at the back as well. They have conceded eight goals in their last three away days in the Premier League and haven’t kept a clean sheet in any of their six trips away in all competitions. Considering Stoke’s improved defence of late I think Bournemouth could struggle.

Stoke have the advantage in terms of form, quality, and home status for this one, and my predictions suggest that this will pay dividends. Backing a Stoke win at 6/5 looks an excellent choice, and I’m going for a 2-0 correct score predictions at 11/1 as well.

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