Goals look set to be at a premium as Stoke and Swansea lock horns at the Britannia Stadium. The Potters trio of home matches have produce just three goals in total and most of their fixtures on their own patch towards the back end of the last campaign were also relatively low-scoring.
Bookies however, have spotted the trend and have got it covered, BetVictor’s 3/4 the best available for a match tally of fewer than 2.5 goals. Similarly a goalless encounter is just 17/2 at best via Coral.
In the match betting, the hosts narrowly get the nod at 6/4 (Stan James) to take the points and although the stalemate isn’t without appeal at 23/10 with bet365 given that there’s little in it, Mark Hughes’s men should nick it against a Swans outfit wobbling a touch of late.
For punters looking to be a touch bolder, Stoke are 15/2 at BetVictor[afflink label="BetVictor" title=""][/afflink] to bag the only goal, Paddy Power rate them at 16/5 to prevail ‘to nil’ but perhaps the best bet is bet365′s 4/1 for a combination of a Stoke triumph in a game with fewer than 2.5 goals.
Stoke win and under 2.5 goals – 4/1 (bet365)