Stoke v West Brom Prediction: Back Allen for a card against the Baggies
Stoke welcome West Brom in this weekend's opening Championship fixture this evening, and I've picked out three bets I like the look of for the clash which combined into a Bet Builder pays an attractive looking 48/1 with Paddy Power.
Stoke v West Brom Tips
- Karlan Grant to have 2 or more shots on target @ 9/4
- Darnell Furlong to have 1 or more shots on target @ 11/4
- Joe Allen to be booked @ 13/5
- All three selections combined @ 48/1
(All with Paddy Power)
Stoke v West Brom Odds
The leading talisman for West Brom so far this season with 4 goals in 9 starts for the forward. Those 9 games have also seen him maintain an average of 2.2 shots per game with 1.2 on target. Both sides are creating plenty of chances with over 2.5 goals landing comfortably in over half of their matches so far. The Baggies have won at Stoke on their last two trips and it would be no surprise to see them leave with all 3 points again. If that is to happen then Grant will surely be in on the action.
Where Karlan Grant averages 2.2 shots per game I was surprised to see Furlong priced up at a bigger price for just one SOT. As mentioned above I am leaning towards an away win. WBA have a season average of 16.4 shots per games with Stoke conceding 11. There will be chances so let’s hope he can find the target for us.
With the card machine that is Sam Clucas suspended Joe Allens return to fitness couldn’t come at a better time. He is amongst the top players in the team for the trifecta of tackles, interceptions and fouls. He saw yellow the last time the sides met and looks likely to a busy night ahead.
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