Betting Guide: Stoke v Tottenham

By Dan Buxton
Last updated : 18 March 2010

Stoke go into this league clash with no win in four but had a fantastic run prior to that, unbeaten in eleven, and sit 11th in the league and should have enough points to survive. Tottenham have had a fantastic season, sit 4th in the league, and are still in the FA Cup.

Spurs are favourites for the game and are available at 5/4 with BlueSQ and SkyBet. Stoke can be backed at what looks a huge 23/10 with Bet365. The draw is 23/10 with Bet365.

Stoke may have to sneak a win in this clash between two tough to beat sides and 1-0 is available at 8/1 with most bookies. The Potters won this game last season 3-2 and Boylesport and Bet365 offer 33/1 that the Potters repeat that. The Potters have conceded a goal quite often lately so a second may be needed and SkyBet, Bet365 and Boylesport offer 11/1 on a 2-1 Stoke win.

Spurs may have to put aside the pressure of converting games in hand to points and grind out a 1-0 win. That scoreline is 13/2 with Victor Chandler. Spurs have yet to win a game 1-0 this season and always go looking for a second. It is 10/1 with SkyBet the Londoners win 2-0. Stoke have drew with Spurs three rivals for 4th place, with two games ending 1-1. Its 11/2 at all bookies that the game ends one a piece. 

David Kitson has made a positive impression since his return to the side and could get a rare start on Saturday after numerous recent sub appearances and the lack of form for Mama Sidibe. The hitman is 12/1 with Bet365 to open the scoring.
Ricardo Fuller will be hoping to follow up his recent good form, and drop off from Tuncay, and double his own league goal total and he can be backed at 8's with Coral to net first. Matthew Etherington is in fine form, netting five times this season, and can be backed at 16's at Bet365 and SkyBet to further his slim World Cup hopes with the first goal. Robert Huth is now getting on the end of a lot of set pieces for the Potters and he is 25's with BlueSQ and PaddyPower to net first on Wednesday. 

Jermaine Defoe is having the most prolific season of his career and is 5's with Coral to open the scoring whilst Roman Pavlyuchenko is bang in form, and can be backed at 11/2 at Coral and PaddyPower. Defender Gareth Bale pops up with his fair share of goals, has a great free kick, is in the form if his career and this makes his 20/1 odd's, available at BlueSQ and StanJames, seem very good value indeed.

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