Stoke City vs Leicester Prediction

Stoke City have been struggling really badly off late, and majorly a defensive crisis where they have leaked goals in 8 straight games in all competitions; before they kept a clean sheet last time around in their last encounter against Watford; despite tremendous pressure from the hOrnets. In total, they have conceded 20 goals this Premier League season, which is the 2nd highest in the Premier League this season; but the goals they are scoring to steal results has helped this game survive out of the relegation zone for now. Both teams have scored in nearly 70% of Stoke’s matches this season. Stoke City have been good in finding the back of the net however, netting in 4 straight games including scoring 2 against Manchester City. They haven’t been scared of any big teams and this season have netted against Arsenal and Manchester United as well; which shows Hughes style of defending and then attacking on the counter with quick players like Chupo-Moting; Shaqiri, Allen and Diouf have definitely helped out. 

Leicester City have been in some good form losing just 1 out of their last 8 encounters which was against Liverpool by a narrow 2-3 scoreline; showcasing how tough this team is that they go at it against all opponents. Leicester City offensively, have been doing well with the likes of Mahrez, Vardy, Okazaki and Albrighton being their standard front 4 with rotation with players like Slimani and Gray adding to their strong attacking force. In fact, Leicester have scored in 11 out of 13 matches that they have played in all competitions, which has helped them move to 11th spot; with victory today probably pushing them in the top 10. Leicester defensively, have been average; conceding in 4 out of 5 away from home with Both teams scoring landing in nearly 70% of their matches. 

Both teams have been in good scoring form, while their defenses have been pretty average; so one should definitely expect both teams to score in this encounter; which landed in the last 2 away encounters to Stoke City between these 2 sides.

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