Betting Guide: Wolves v Stoke

Last updated : 09 April 2010 By Dan Buxton

Stoke go into this league clash on the back of last weekends win over Hull and sit 10th in the league and already have enough points to survive. Wolves have had a good season on their return to the top flight, sit 14th in the league, and are looking at securing their survival sooner rather than later.

The hosts are favourites for the game and are available at 13/10 with most bookies. Stoke can be backed at 9/4 with PaddyPower and SkyBet. The draw is 23/10 with BetFred and StanJames.

Stoke may have to sneak a win in this clash against a side fighting for their life and 1-0 is available at 9/1 with BlueSQ. The Potters last away win in this game was 4-2 in the promotion season and PaddyPower and SkyBet offer 150/1 that the Potters repeat that goalfest. The Potters have been keeping a few clean sheets of late and BlueSQ and PaddyPower offer 16's on a 2-0 Stoke win.

Wolves may have to put aside the pressure of being in a basement battle and grind out a 1-0 win. That scoreline is 7's with StanJames and Coral. Wolves have only lost twice at home to the Potters since the 60's. It is 10/1 with SportingBet that the South Staffs side win 2-0. This fixture has finished 1-1 quite often in recent years. Its 11/2 across the board that score is repeated. 

David Kitson has made a positive impression since his return to the side and could get another start on Saturday if he is passed fit. The hitman is 11/1 with Bet365 to open the scoring.
Ricardo Fuller will be hoping torecover from injury and follow up his recent good form to add to his own league goal total after grabbing two great goals in the last two weeks and he can be backed at 7's with Bet365, BlueSQ and BetFred to net first. Matthew Etherington is in fine form, netting five times this season, and can be backed at 14's across the board 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 28's with BlueSQ to net first on Wednesday. 

Kevin Doyle is probably the most dangerous Wolves striker and is 11/2 with SkyBet and StanJames to open the scoring whilst defender Jody Craddock scored twice at the Broit earlier this season, and can be backed at 25's at BetFred. Former Potter Chris Iwelumo pops up with important goals and will be hoping to find the net. If the hitman plays his 15/2 odd's, available at SkyBet, may appeal.