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Bet365 Stadium

07/04/2018 | 3:00 pm

Tottenham Hotspur

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Bet365 Stadium

07/04/2018 | 3:00 pm

In a sentence: Relegation-threatened Stoke City host in-form Tottenham Hotspur this weekend as they look to try and escape from the bottom three with just six games to go.

Last time: Spurs thrashed Stoke in the reverse fixture at Wembley in December by five goals to one, with the help of a Harry Kane brace.

This time: Spurs start the game as big favourites at 2/5, with the draw at 23/5 and Stoke out at 21/2 for an unlikely win.

You might remember: The last time Stoke beat Spurs away from home was when the two sides met at White Hart Lane back in 2014. Bojan Krkic and Jonathan Walters were on the scoresheet in a 2-1 win for the Potters.

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Betting Tips & Predictions

Dele Alli scored twice against Chelsea last weekend, and will fancy his chances on the back of a great record against Stoke

In this Premier League preview, we will be looking at the game between Stoke City and Tottenham Hotspur this weekend at the Bet365 Stadium. Stoke will be looking to move out of the bottom three with a win here against a Spurs side who have not lost a league game since December. Paul Lambert’s side need to pick up wins soon if they are to survive the drop but this game does not look like being a realistic opportunity for them.

Stoke have not won a league game since January and have won just two games in their last 17 games in the Premier League. Stoke have hardly been banging in the goals of late, and come up against one of the best defences in the league. On paper, there is very little to suggest Stoke are capable of anything to influence your football predictions here.

An away win looks like one of the bankers of the weekend but at 2/5 there is very little value in the outright market. Stoke have the worst defence in the league, shipping 61 goals over the course of the season, and have lost four consecutive games to Spurs by scorelines of 4-0, 4-0, 4-0 and 5-1. Goals certainly seem the way to go here so the first of our free football betting tips for this game is Spurs to win the game and over 3.5 goals at 21/10.

Harry Kane returned to action at the weekend following his month-long lay-off with injury, and he could feature more heavily in this game against Stoke. He scored a brace in the fixture in December and has scored in each of his last four games against Stoke, with his tally standing at eight goals in four games against the Potters. Averaging two goals a game against them, Kane to score two or more goals against Stoke at 7/2 is one of our football predictions for this one.

Kane might not start, however, given Spurs will want to be very careful of integrating him back into the starting XI. If so, there are other players to look out for when it comes to goals for the home side. Dele Alli scored twice at the weekend against Chelsea and has four goals in his last four games against Stoke. Alli to score anytime at 8/5 is another of our football predictions for today, which looks great value given his current form and his tendency for goals against Stoke.

Match Summary

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Look out for:

One of our Premier League predictions for this game is Dele Alli to score anytime at 8/5. He loves a goal against Stoke and is having a good season in front of goal – if Kane doesn’t start then Alli will be one of the main men for Spurs.

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We fancy:

Tottenham to win and over 3.5 goals at 21/10 is our football prediction for this game. Stoke have the worst defensive record in the league and Spurs have thumped them in each of the last four games between the two sides. There are plenty of goals in this Spurs side and Stoke are in for a very difficult game.

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It’s a long shot, but:

Tottenham to win 4-0 could be one of the best football score predictions for this game at 15/1. Spurs have beaten Stoke by the same scoreline in three of the last four meetings and given how well Spurs are playing and how poor Stoke have been, this is easily worth a few quid.

Written by Marcello Cossali-Francis

Marcello Cossali-Francis considers sport, particularly football and rugby, to be an essential part of life. A half-Italian half-Welsh Liverpool and Juventus fan, Marcello enjoys every high and every low that sport brings.