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18/09/2018 Kick Off:  8:00 pm bet365 Stadium V Predicted Score:1 - 1

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Match Summary

3 It's a long shot, but…

Stoke have an impressive recent record against their visitors on Tuesday. The last time they met in this fixture was during last season’s relegation campaign in the Premier League. That meeting in December ended in a 2-1 win for the Potters, and the same football score prediction this time around is 8/1 with 10bet.

8/1 Stoke to win 2-1
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One to Watch: Benik Afobe

Stoke striker Afobe is our player to watch in this Championship preview. Scoring both his sides goals in their weekend draw, the Potters are in desperate need for him to maintain this form. Responsible for four of his side’s nine league goals so far this season, the goalscoring burden will rest on his shoulders.

Swansea are stubborn defensively but if anyone is likely to score for the home side it will be Afobe. The 25-year-old is 6/4 to score to score first with bet365, while a repeat of his two goal performance from Saturday is 8/1.

6/4 Afobe to score first
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Team News

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Stoke's Last Six:
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James McClean is out with a broken arm while Sam Clucas won’t recover in time for this game. Boss Gary Rowett could name an unchanged starting XI.

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Kyle Naughton, Jefferson Montero and Joel Asoro could all be set to make the starting line-up. Wilfried Bony is recovering from injury and Courtney Baker-Richardson is suspended.

Stoke vs Swansea Betting Tips, Preview & Predictions

Veteran striker Peter Crouch is among the favourites for the first goal as Stoke play Swansea on Tuesday

Two sides that were relegated from the top flight last season will have been seen by many in their Championship predictions as contenders to bounce straight back. However, both have had mixed starts to the season.

Stoke have collected just six points from a possible 21, a return that is simply not good enough. Down in 20th and already adrift of the top spots, Gary Rowett’s team need to string some wins together. Their solitary Championship win this season came at home and with pressure mounting, they will be hoping that the bet365 Stadium can come to their rescue again. Undefeated on the last six occasions Swansea have visited them, Stoke start as favourites at 10/11 with bet365.

Swansea have just one win from their last six but have only lost once in the league so far. The home weekend draw against Forest would have come as a disappointment and further highlighted a goalscoring problem for the Swans. They have scored only seven goals – joint fifth-lowest in the league – however conceding just five in seven has kept them in games and is the reason why they currently sit sixth in the table. They certainly won’t make this easy for their hosts and are yet to lose on the road. It is 7/2 for an away win.

With Stoke’s unpredictability and Swansea’s defensive stubbornness, the draw is a safe football prediction. You will get 13/5 for backing both teams to cancel each other out. Benik Afobe is favourite to open the scoring at 9/2 with Peter Crouch, Tyrese Campbell and Saido Berahino all priced at 11/2.

Predicted Score: Stoke 1 - 1 Swansea

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Written by Elio Salerno

Elio Salerno is a Peterborough-based family man, Juventus fanatic, football coach and football obsessive. A serial tweeter, Elio counts Alessandro Del Piero’s World Cup 2006 goal against Germany as his favourite in the sport’s history.