Stoke City vs Shrewsbury Town Betting Preview – 15/01/2019

Stoke City vs Shrewsbury Town Betting Preview – 15/01/2019

Stoke City vs Shrewsbury Town

Stoke City return to their Bet365 Stadium this Tuesday where they will take on Shrewsbury Town for the second time as they come together in the Third Round Replay of the FA Cup. Shrewsbury Town came close to causing an upset in their first meeting after they found themselves 1-0 up late into the second half, however, Peter Crouch’s late goal secured the replay. Nathan Jones will be expecting a better performance from his side with them back on home turf, but with his side going five games without a win there is potential for Shrewsbury to cause an upset.

The Potters sit in 15th after 27 games and had been higher up the table before this poor run of form they currently find themselves in. This rocky spell of form came as a surprise as they had gone ten games unbeaten from the end of October to the end of December but now have gone five fixtures without a win losing three games along the way. Although they may be out of form they arrive at this fixture as clear favourites to take the ‘W’ with odds of 1/2 with Bet365. Or, you can back the score to end 1-1 again after 90 minutes with SkyBet for a price of 7/1.  

Things went from bad worse for Stoke City on the weekend as they suffered their third defeat in five games and their eighth loss of the season when Brentford eased to a 3-1 victory. The Potters only goal come from Benik Afobe who currently sits as the clubs highest scoring player this season with eight goals to his name. The forward is the favourite to add to his tally on Tuesday and Betway are offering odds of 13/10 for him to score anytime. Over last five games, Stoke have scored one or fewer goals and Bet365 have them to score under 1.5 goals priced at 6/5.

Shrewsbury Town are not giving the most successful season in league One this year and after 27 games sit just three points clear of the bottom three in 18th. It has been seven games since the Shrews picked up a win and their last two fixtures have ended in defeat. With the rest of Shrewsbury’s seasons set for them to be battling to steer clear of the Relegation zone, Sam Ricketts will be hoping he can claim the scalp of Stoke City and progress onto the next round. As expected, the League One side are heavy underdogs for this cup clash with odds of 13/2 at SkyBet.

When it comes to goals Ricketts looks to both Oliver Norburn and Fejiri Okenabirhie who have provided seven goals apiece and with just 29 goals scored as a team they have provided almost half their entire goals this season. Fejiri Okenabirhie is in need of a goal as he finds himself on a drought which has lasted seven games, Norburn has two in his last six but both have come from the penalty spot. If you fancy Norburn to score against Stoke again then he has odds of 5/1 to score anytime with Bet365.

Recommended Bets:

Stoke to win at 1/2 Bet365 – BET HERE

Under 2.5 goals at 17/20 Betway – BET HERE