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Valencia v Stoke Europa League Betting Odds and Preview – 23.02.12

Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal) - Peter Crouch (Stoke)

Valencia v Stoke City Europa League betting sees the Spaniards take a 1-0 advantage into the second leg, and for all live televised Europa League and Champions League matches this week, online bookmaker Coral have a good Money Back Special running for their punters. If there are five or more goals scored in any live televised Europa League or Champions League, then popular bookie Coral will refund any losing First Goalscorer, Correct Score, Last Goalscorer or Scorecast bets placed on the match in question. So this provides a nice bit of insurance through the Money Back Special, and for the Valencia v Stoke City Europa League betting, you could for example dip into the First Goalscorer market where Roberto Soldado is 4/1 favourite to open the scoring, while Stoke’s strikers a down the list with Jon Walters and Peter Crouch out at 10/1. So these bets and any taken in the aforementioned markets are covered by the Coral Money Back Special, if there are five or more goals scored in the match. Online bookmaker Coral offer a free £50 bet for new customers registering an account with them. The bookie will match the value of your first stake on a new account with a free bet, up to the maximum value of £50, giving you some nice free betting cash to get started with on your sports betting.

Valencia v Stoke City Europa League betting odds
Valencia to win: 4/9 at Totesport
Draw: 7/2 at Bet Victor
Stoke to win: 8/1 at BetFair

Unlike the other two remaining English sides in the competition, Man Utd and Man City, Stoke have a lot of work to do. They failed to take advantage of playing at home in the first leg, with Jon Walters missing a couple of good chances, which resulted in Spaniards Valencia came to down and walked away with a 1-0 win. So now Potters boss Tony Pulis has to pull out something special for his troops as they need to find a way to break down the strong Spaniards. Their failure to produce in the first leg, could have been the result of a run of poor form in the Premier League, where they haven’t won for five matches. However, they did turn in an FA Cup win over Crawley Town (with ten men too) on the weekend, just for a boost of confidence. But stepping up the level again to face quality like Valencia away from home is going to be a tough call for Stoke. Stoke hadn’t lost at home in Europe for eight matches until last week, and that seems to have been their advantage lost. This is the first time that Stoke have been this far in European competition and try as they might, working as they could, the chances were few and far between against Valencia, and scoring goals has been a problem for Stoke of late. Now they need at least two if they are going to take this fixture. Of course a 1-0 win for them would force extra time and penalties out in Spain, but that isn’t ideal. Stoke will want this done and they will have to show a bit more creativity to get the job done. Stoke do have a bit of advantage when it comes to set plays, from which they are strong, and their physical direct style does contrast greatly to Valencia’s slick passing, so Stoke need a high tempo, passionate encounter in Valencia v Stoke City Europa League betting if they are going to cause an upset. This tie is the first time that the two sides have come together, and is Stoke’s first encounter against Spanish opposition.

Valencia are the experienced side in the fixture and have faced English opponents 32 times before. At home, Valencia have ran off seven wins, five draws and three defeats, while overall against English opposition, their record reads nine wins, fifteen draws and eight defeats. Just to further highlight the missed opportunity by Stoke in the first leg, that was the first time in eight attempts that Valencia had scored a victory over and English side. At home in Europe, Valencia haven’t lost now in six matches, and haven’t lost in six straight European matches, period. With them sitting a comfortable third  in Spain’s La Liga with the dangerous Soldado the main man up front for them, they don’t give a lot away at the back, and that is that why they are strong favourites to win the second leg and progress through to the last sixteen of the Europa League at Stoke’s expense.


Besiktas v Stoke City Europa League Betting Odds & Preview – 14.12.11

Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal) - Peter Crouch (Stoke)

Besiktas v Stoke Europa League betting goes on Wednesday night, as the final round of group matches in this year’s tournament starts. Stoke are already confirmed as qualified for the next round of the competition, it is all now a matter of where they finish. They hold a two point lead over Besiktas going into the his match, knowing that a draw will secure them top spot. So the most likely scenario from this outcome is that both of these sides are going to go through, it just a matter of jostling for position ahead of the round of the last 32, where the third placed teams from the Champions League group stage enter the fray. Stoke beat the Black Eagles of Besiktas at the Britannia earlier in the tournament, when Jon Walters netted a late penalty to give the home side the two points. That was the first ever meeting between the two sides, and with Stoke scoring an important win over Tottenham in the Premier League on the weekend, a run of three back to back wins now for the Potters, Tony Pulis’s men look to be in pretty good shape. It is just a matter of both sides holding their nerve really now on Wednesday night. Stoke will need that point to clinch top spot, and while second placed Besiktas are only three points ahead of Dynamo Kiev, the Turks hold a superior goal difference over the Ukrainians, being four goals to the good in that stat. So even if Besiktas were to drop three points, the chances are that they will squeeze their way through. But the Turks at home stand a good chance of picking something up.

Stoke’s encounter with Besiktas on Match Day of this season’s Europa League was the first time that they had encountered a Turkish side before. As for Besiktas, they have a W3 D3 L7 record against English sides. Of those matches, there have been two wins and five defeats on English soil for the Turks. However, they are in pretty good form at home and will give a good account of themselves in Stoke v Besiktas betting on Wednesday night. They have won their last three European games at home now, and not only that, in those three games they are averaging three goals a match. Besiktas have netted six goals in their two home matches in the Europa League group stage this season. As for Stoke, they haven’t lost in Europe now for eleven matches, producing seven wins in that run. They are a tough, physical side and are pretty tough to crack when they are on their game. In the group stage so far away from home, they drew against Dynamo Kiev and produced a narrow 2-1 win over Tel Aviv. But after showing some good resilience in their home encounter against Besiktas and with their up turn in form in the Premier League, seeing Stoke hold out for a draw is a plausible result for your Besiktas v Stoke Europa League betting.

Besiktas v Stoke Betting Odds
Besiktas to win: 5/6 at Paddy Power
Draw: 5/2 at Totesport
Stoke to win: 10/3 at Blue Square

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