Sports Innovation previews the FA Cup match between Crystal Palace and Stoke City and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.
Stoke will go up against Crystal Palace on Tuesday for a 5th-round FA Cup meeting.
Crystal Palace are relatively average in the art of goal-scoring these days. They claimed a steady 11 goals in their previous 10 FA Cup matches for an average of 1.1 goals per game. They simultaneously allowed their opponents 10 goals, or an average of 1 goal a game. Furthermore, they fought their way to a clean sheet 4 times in this run.
In contrast, Stoke are averaging a lowly 1 goal per game in their last 10 FA Cup matches. They scored a disappointing total of 10 goals, while also conceding 15 goals. That amounts to an average of 1.5 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring 2 times.
Facts and figures for Crystal Palace vs Stoke in FA Cup.
- Crystal Palace have scored in the last 12 home matches in a row
- Crystal Palace have conceded in 12 of the last 14 matches
- In 5 of the last 6 matches Crystal Palace played, both teams scored
- Crystal Palace have not lost 4 of the last 5 matches
- Crystal Palace have not won 3 of the last 4 matches
Current form — Crystal Palace vs Stoke
Crystal Palace have seen it all in their last 3 matches, which brought home 4 points. Against Chelsea, they came out empty-handed in a 1-0 defeat, whereafter they avenged themselves in a 4-1 win against Watford. Their latest match saw them sharing the spoils in a 1-1 draw against Burnley.
Only a single point prevents Stoke from having nothing to show for their previous 3 games. They claimed a point in a 2-2 draw against Birmingham before getting trounced against Luton by a 1-2 score. Last time out, more disappointment followed as Bournemouth ran out 2-1 winners.
How do the bookies view it?
At the time of writing, the bookmakers are offering the following prices on this encounter: betting on Crystal Palace will get you odds 1.70, meaning the bookies predict, they are in with a very strong chance of beating Stoke. You can get a price of 6.50, should you wish to add the visitors to your accumulator, if that is your preferred betting strategy.
Crystal Palace vs Stoke – Fixture History
The last match between these sides in the FA Cup was back on 30 January 2016 and saw Crystal Palace claim a 1-0 victory.
Man of the Moment
Ahead of their latest FA Cup match, both Crystal Palace and Stoke City will be looking for their main strikers. Accordingly, we have listed some of the in-form players who are expected to be getting it on for each team this season.