Crystal Palace v Stoke City Betting Preview | Enhanced Bet with Betvictor!Published September 15, 2016
It’s the managers-under-pressure derby at Selhurst Park this Sunday when Crystal Palace host Stoke. Alan Pardew might have bought himself a little bit of time with a win at Middlesbrough last weekend but a negative result here will take him two steps back. To be clear, the aforementioned victory took him one step forward. So he would be worse off. You get it.
In Mark Hughes, Pards has a kindred spirit. One who would happily nut the touchline-dancing tosspot if it meant getting his hands on three points. Sparky and his boys have been starved of points up until now. It’s left them anchored to the bottom of the table.
Taking all that into account, we don’t expect a free-flowing game of Premier League football. If one team takes the lead then expect them to sit on it. It’s going to be cagier than a Mick Foley main event.