Bournemouth journey to Bet365 Stadium on Tuesday for the Championship fixture with hosts Stoke City.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Stoke City v Bournemouth, scroll down (plus the best game odds).
Stoke City will be hoping to bounce back here following a 2-1 Championship defeat in their last game at the hands of Sheffield United.
In that match, Stoke City managed 46% possession and 12 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. The only player to score for Stoke City was Jacob Brown (55'). For their opponents, Sheffield United had 16 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Lys Mousset (80') and David McGoldrick (83') scored for Sheffield United.
Stoke City have been on a persistent run of goalscoring form, finding the back of the net every time they’ve gone out to play in their last 6 games.
They have hit an aggregate of 9 during that period and have conceded a total of 6. Let’s see whether or not that trend can be continued on here.
Coming into this fixture, Stoke City are undefeated in their previous 6 league matches at home.
Bournemouth will go into this game following a 0-2 Championship win with the defeat of Bristol City in their last game.
In that game, Bournemouth had 73% possession and 22 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. For Bournemouth, the goals were scored by Jamal Lowe (21') and Jordan Zemura (45'). Bristol City got 5 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target.
A succession of very capable showings by the Bournemouth defensive players has seen the number of goals they’ve conceded standing at 3 from their last 6 outings in total. In that period, their forwards have scored 9.
Taking a look at their past results, Bournemouth:
- have not lost to Stoke City when they've played them away from home in the last 3 league matches.
- have not been beaten in their last 6 league matches away from home.
Head to head
A look at their past head-to-head clashes stretching back to 19/11/2016 shows us that Stoke City have won 1 of these games and Bournemouth 4, with the number of drawn games standing at 1.
A combined sum of 14 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 6 from The Potters and 8 belonging to The Cherries. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.33.
The last league meeting between these sides was Championship match day 46 on 08/05/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Bournemouth 0-2 Stoke City.
On that day, Bournemouth managed 75% possession and 8 shots at goal with 1 on target.
Stoke City had 13 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. Will Forrester (36') and Tommy Smith (52') scored.
The match was refereed by David Webb.
Team News: Stoke City
Tashan Oakley-Boothe (Back Injury) and Tyrese Campbell (Knee Injury) are not available for Stoke City gaffer Michael O'Neill.
Team News: Bournemouth
Bournemouth boss Scott Parker has some current player fitness concerns. Lewis Cook (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and David Brooks (Lymphoma) are not able to play.
We are of the inclination to think that Bournemouth and Stoke City could well end up finding themselves level here, with both teams capable of netting.
Will be interesting to see how this one goes, with a good chance of a draw. We’re therefore expecting a tight encounter, finishing with a 1-1 score at the end of the 90.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Bet365 Stadium (30,089)
Captain: Joe Allen
Chairman: John Coates & Peter Coates
Manager: Michael O'Neill
Competitions: Championship position 4, EFL Cup (Fourth Round)
⭐ Star Player: Nick Powell
Usually taking up the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Nick Powell was born in Crewe, England. Having played his first senior match for Crewe Alexandra in the 2010 - 2011 season, the gifted Midfielder has hit 5 league goals in the Championship 2021 - 2022 campaign so far in a total of 7 appearances.