Stoke City v Norwich City Preview

September 27, 2013 | By

2013 Premier League Asia Trophy Free Bets No Deposit Required English Premiership action Sunday Lunch Time comes from the Britannia Stadium featuring Stoke City versus Norwich City.

View our Betting Preview, Tips, Predictions and Match Odds for the game that can be seen exclusively Live on Sky Sports 1 High Definition, with a scheduled 1:30pm (BST) Kick Off Time.

Stoke City v Norwich City Preview, Premiership, Sunday 29th September 2013

Stoke City have had an average start to their new season campaign having won two, drawn 1 and lost 2, but they will see this game as the perfect chance to get back to winning ways having been defeated last weekend by Arsenal 3-1 at the Emirates Stadium as their opponents on sunday lunch time are having a very difficult time of it at the moment and have lost three from their last four games.

The end could be nigh for Norwich City manager Chris Hughton as with Sunderland having shown Paolo Di Canio the door after a run of poor results the Norwich City board could be making their decision on whether Chris Hughton has a job or not come monday morning by the result of this match.

Stoke City v Norwich City Team News

Stoke City Team News:

Muniesa will under take a late fitness test to see if he can be involved in this game having been out in recent weeks with a groin injury and Erik Pieters will do the same as he recently picked up a knock to his ankle. Otherwise manager Mark Hughes has a full squad to choose is starting lineup from for this game.

Norwich City Team News:

Elliot Bennett is unavailable for the visitors as he continues to recover from a knee problem and Sebastian Bassong will under take a late fitness test having pulled his hamstring in last weekend’s defeat against Aston Villa. A crucial match for manager Chris Hughton and one that he needs to win if he is to keep his job come monday morning.

Stoke City v Norwich City Head to Head Statistics

Sunday lunch time’s game at the Britannia Stadium will become the 39th meeting between the two clubs over the years. Stoke City have won 43 times, Norwich City have won 12 times and there has been 11 draws.

Recent meetings below show that Stoke City have the advantage having won 3 times compared to Norwich City having won just 1 and the remaining game having finished all square.

27/04/13 PRL Stoke City – Norwich City 1 : 0
03/11/12 PRL Norwich City – Stoke City
1 : 0
03/03/12 PRL Stoke City – Norwich City 1 : 0
21/08/11 PRL Norwich City – Stoke City
1 : 1
11/03/08 CHA Norwich City – Stoke City
0 : 1

Previous Average Goals Per Game Statistics

91 goals have been scored in the previous 38 games played between the two clubs which provides us with an average goals per game statistic of 2.39 which suggests we should only see one or two goals scored during this game on sunday afternoon at the Britannia Stadium.

Stoke City v Norwich City Recent Form

Stoke City: W W D L W

Norwich City: W W L L W

Both sides have similar recent form heading into this game, Stoke City have won 3, drawn 1 and lost 1. Norwich City have won 3 and lost 2, so neither side really has any real advantage here.

Stoke City v Norwich City Match Betting Odds Market.

Stoke City have the all important home advantage and they do have a pretty decent record at the Britannia Stadium so no real surprise to see the online bookmakers having them priced up as the clear favourites to win this game at odds of EVS with Betfred (£10 Free Bets No Deposit Required for New Customers).

The Draw might attract some interest as there is not much between the two sides on the recent form statistics and with all of the previous five games played between the two sides having been extremely tight affairs a current best price of 12/5 with BetVictor (£25 Free Bets for New Customers) could prove to be the value here.

Norwich City don’t have a very good record away from home and difficult to see Chris Hughton’s side winning this game which could result in him having his contract terminated on monday morning and their current best price of 10/3 with Coral (£50 Free Bets for New Customers) doesn’t look at all appealing for me.

Stoke City v Norwich City Match Predictions, Tips & First Goal Scorer Bets.

Both managers will desperately want to win this game on sunday afternoon and for Chris Hughton it could mean the difference of waking up on monday morning and still having his job or not.

Stoke City have a decent record when playing in front of their home fans at the Britannia Stadium and for me they look the more likely to win this game as I have not really seen anything special from any of the Norwich City players that suggests they can remain in this division.

The goal statistics don’t suggest this game will see many goals so betting markets like Under 2.5 Goals, Time of First Goal, Both Teams to Score are all worth having a closer look at in the search for additional value, but for me Stoke City should prove too strong the longer this game goes on and come away with the all important 3pts.

The Verdict

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