Betting Guide: Stoke v Wolves

By Dan Buxton
Last updated : 30 October 2009
Stoke go into this league clash on a three game unbeaten run, and with impressive home form this term. Wolves are newly promoted and have struggled adjusting to life in the top flight and the Britannia is not a plce to visit when you are not in top form.

City are, as expected, favourites for the game and are available at 10/11 with Bet365, Coral and StanJames. Wolves can be backed at 7/2 with BetFred and SkyBet whilst the draw is 5/2 with BlueSQ and Ladbrokes.

Stoke may have to sneak a win in this local derby and 1-0 is available at 6's with most bookies. The last times these two met, the Potters won 4-2, and SportingBet offer 80/1 on a repeat of that scoreline. The only other promoted side that Stoke have played at home this season is Burnley and Stoke beat them 2-0. If you think the Potters will repeat that then SportingBet offer 8's on that outcome.

Wolves may have to do a smash and grab raid if they are going to win and 1-0 to the visitors is 10/1 with BetFred and BlueSQ. Wanderers won 3-1 at the Brit during Johan Boskamps brief reign and if you think that could be repeated tomnorrow then  PaddyPower will give you 45/1 on that scoreline. Only Manchester United have stopped the Potters scoring at home this season and Wolves may have to try and do that and be happy with a point, Bet365 and StanJames offer 9's on a goalless draw.

Ricardo Fuller is 30 on Saturday and will be hoping to open his league account with his cards. He can be backed at 6's with StanJames and Ladbrokes to net first. Matthew Etherington is in fine form and can be backed at 16's with a host of bookies, including PaddyPower, SkyBet and Boylesports. Ryan Shawcross may have caught the eye of England manager Fabio Capello and he is 20's with StanJames to send another message to the national manager with the firs goal.

Kevin Doyle was a Potters target in the summer and is 8/1 with most bookies to open the scoring whilst ex-Potter Chris Iwelumo may be involved and can be backed at 10/1 with SkyBet and Ladbrokes. Wolves captain Karl Henry made well over 100 appearances for Stoke and is 40/1, at Bet365, to score first.

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