Stoke City vs West Bromwich Albion.
Two of the Championship’s form teams meet at the bet365 Stadium on Friday evening as Stoke entertain West Brom. Albion go into the latest round of fixtures as the league leaders with 22 points from 10 games and they are one of just two unbeaten sides left in the division. Stoke sit fourth, four points behind the visitors, and they are yet to be beaten on home soil with six wins and a draw after seven games in all competitions.
The Baggies have dominated this fixture in recent years with three wins in the last four meetings between the two sides, although the Potters did win at the Hawthorns in their most recent clash. Given how strong both of these teams have been over the last five games or so picking an outright winner here looks tricky, but both teams to score does stand out as a good starting point.
There have been goals at both ends in five of Stoke’s last six outings and they have scored in all of those fixtures. The Staffordshire outfit have also scored in all of their home games this season and both teams have scored in four of those. West Brom have scored in all of their five away games in the Championship and have conceded in three of those. A 1-1 result has some appeal in the correct score market as Stoke have only conceded more than one goal in one of their last six, while West Brom have only conceded more than one goal in two of their league games this season and they were their opening games of the campaign.
Predictions: Both teams to score.
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