Swansea vs Stoke: Predictions and Betting Tips
Date: May 13, 2018
Swansea must ensure they collect all three points at the Liberty Stadium as they host already-relegated Stoke. The Swans were defeated 1-0 by Southampton on May 8th and they are now the odds-on favourites to drop into the Championship. Performances picked up under Carlos Carvahal but they’ve stuttered lately and the home fans will be nervously waiting for updates from the Huddersfield game.
If the Swans are to succeed here, it’s unlikely to convincing and a 1-0 scoreline looks like a realistic outcome for this game. It’s 5/1 to end 1-0 to Swansea. They have lacked goals all season and aren’t the kind of team who will blow away the opposition.
Stoke are already resigned to their fate and Paul Lambert’s side will be playing Championship football next season. They were defeated 2-1 at home to Crystal Palace and could potentially drag Swansea down with them.
The recent head-to-heads between these teams suggest that home teams generally prevail and Swansea will be hoping to continue that trend.
Can Shaqiri Help Stoke End the Season On a High?
Xherdan Shaqiri had briefly given Stoke hope against Crystal Palace and the Swiss playmaker is unlikely to hanging around next season. He is set to compete in the World Cup 2018 and is one of the few match-winners in Stoke’s squad.
He is 14/5 to score anytime in this game and is always handy from a set-piece. Peter Crouch continues to turn back the clock and has enjoyed more minutes under Lambert’s tutelage. The beanpole striker is 19/5 with 888Sport to find the net during the 90 minutes.