With a lackluster start to the Championship campaign, Stoke City will be looking to recover back to winning ways as they host Fulham at the Bet365 stadium. The match is scheduled for 22nd October with kickoff starting at 15:00 GTM.
Nathan Jones has been under heavy fire following the dismal display by the team from the start of the season. It was through Scott Hogan’s 90 –minute winner that handed the side the first win of the campaign.
The biggest task for Nathan Jones ahead of the clash is who is to start forward and as a left-back. Bruno Martins likely to feature following a solid performance during the Swansea victory. However, it will prove to be a tough call when comes to selecting the forward combination given the four strikers in the squad.
Fulham, on the other hand, remains three points clear at the top will be undefeated in six games. The Cottagers have drawn four times in their last six games and have enjoyed a surprising comeback with a 2-2 draw to Charlton Athletic.
Stoke City vs. Fulham Head to Head
Both teams have played 15 games together, with each team taking a fair share of the wins and losses. Stoke City has won 7 games and drawn in 1 game. The same applies for Fulham who have won 7 games and drawn only one game.
Below is a look at the results from the clubs’ previous encounters:
- Fulham 0-1 Stoke City
- Stoke 4-1 Fulham
- Fulham 1-0 Stoke
- Fulham 1-0 Stoke
- Stoke 1-0 Fulham
- Fulham 2-1 Stoke
- Stoke 2-0 Fulham
- Fulham 2-0 Stoke
Stoke City Team News
Nigerian Peter Etebo will be a man to watch after pulling out from the international break where hi team took on Brazil. The same applies for teammate Badou Ndiaye who featured in the match against Senegal.
Lee Gregory will highly likely feature in the game despite the goal dryspell from the start of the season. Youngster Tyro Campbell is also in contention to start following the impressive run to the season.
Fulham Team News
Mikel Arter has shown a spirited fight in the last three games and is one thorn in the side’s flesh that will make a mark. Winger Ivan Cavaleiro is also in form after netting a goal with the 4-0 impressive performance over Millwall. The game was purely dominated by Fulham gaining a 84.5% possession with 934 completed passes.
Prediction and Odds
- Fulham win
- Goal below 2.5
- Double Chance