Stoke City vs Preston North End Betting Tip Draw & Under 1.5 Goals – 17 April 2021

Goalless stalemate at bet365

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Stoke City vs Preston North End
17th April 1230hrs
Football – England – EFL Championship
Pick Draw & Under 1.5 Goals
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 17/20 odds taken 1207 GMT, Friday 16 April

Stoke City and Preston North End meet at the bet365 Stadium in the EFL Championship on Saturday. Although there is effectively nothing to play for in this fixture, both teams will be looking for all three points. The Potters will want to avoid a third straight defeat, while North End will be hoping to hit back after last weekend’s embarrassing home loss to Brentford. Take a look at the best odds and tips.

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Stoke City Preview – Will the Potters crash to a third straight defeat?

Stoke City start the weekend in 12th spot in the Championship table. The Potters flirted with the play-offs once or twice in the first half of the season, but Michael O’Neill’s men have been far too inconsistent to sustain a serious promotion challenge this term.

Stoke have won 14, drawn 13 and lost 14 of their 41 Championship encounters, scoring 45 and conceding 46 so far. They are 16 points behind the top six with 15 points to play for. Nevertheless, after last season’s scare, many of the Potters supporters would have taken a mid-table finish before a ball was kicked this term.

Our betting prediction:
Stoke clean sheet

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(odds taken 1212 GMT, Friday 16 April)

Since winning two in a row and taking seven points from a possible nine, O’Neill’s boys have fallen to back-to-back losses to Millwall and Birmingham City. They will not want a third reverse on the spin this weekend.

Preston North End Preview – Lilywhites to bounce back from chastening defeat?

Interim Preston North End manager Frankie McAvoy suffered a humiliating loss last weekend. North End were thumped 5-0 by Brentford at Deepdale, with the Bees’ last three goals coming in the final 15 minutes. That result and performance was a real shock, especially as the Lilywhites had won at Swansea City in their previous game.

Preston have been in miserable form this year, picking up just four Championship wins in 2021. Since a 3-0 home triumph over Huddersfield Town in February, North End have gone on to lose five of the following eight.

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Big changes are expected to happen at Deepdale over the summer, with a new manager being number one priority. Before then, though, Preston still have five tough games to play this season.


Stoke City vs Preston North End Betting Advice

Stoke edged the reverse fixture at Deepdale earlier in the campaign, leaving Lancashire with a 1-0 win. It was a tight affair, but Lee Gregory scored the only goal of the game shortly after Tom Barkhuizen was sent off for North End.

Last season, Preston did the league double over Stoke, winning 3-1 at home and securing an impressive 2-0 victory at the bet365 Stadium.


Key Facts – Stoke City vs Preston North End Betting Tip

  • Stoke have lost their last two
  • Preston were thumped 5-0 by Brentford last time out
  • The Potters have won four of their last six at home


With neither team in good form, this Championship fixture could go either way in the Potteries. With that in mind, our money is going on the draw. The draw and under 1.5 goals in nicely priced at 6/1.

Only Millwall have drawn more games than Stoke thus far, with the Potters drawing 13 times in this season’s Championship. Eight of those stalemates have ended goalless. The 0-0 draw here is available at 6/1.


The best betting odds for Stoke City vs Preston North End

Stoke City to win: 11/10 at Bet365
Draw: 21/10 at Bet365
Preston North End to win: 3/1 at Bet365