For the fourth time in their history, Crystal Palace and Stoke City will meet in the FA Cup they will play in the fourth round of the 2015-16 edition. This game will be played on Saturday, January 30th at Selhurst Park at 15:00.
The Potters dominate the meetings in this tournament with two wins and one draw. The last time they played was three years ago, and Stoke City got the victory by 4-1 at Britannia Stadium with two scores from Jonathan Walters.
The good news for the Eagles is that they have four straight games with no defeat against the Potters, including the first game between them this season in the Premier League, where they got the three points on the road by 2-1 thanks to a score from Lee Chung-Yong.
In the FA Cup Betting Tips Crystal Palace v Stoke, the Potters will be looking for their first victory at Selhurst Park since 2007 when they did it by 3-1, thanks to two scores from Richard Cresswell. They have one defeat and two draws in their past three visits, scoring one goal and allowing two.
The Eagles are favorites at online sportsbook Bodog to win this game at home, and they are listed with 2.35, while the Potters are with 3.3, and the draw is with 3.6.
Crystal Palace are located in the 11th place in the standings of the Premier League with 31 points, but they have been one of the worst teams in the league at home. They have lost six of the 12 games they have played so far; only Aston Villas have lost the same number of matches in their pitch, and they are in the bottom of the table.
The team led by Alan Pardew will try to end a streak of three consecutive defeats, and they have won only one of their past seven games in all competitions. They have not won at Selhurst Park since December 12th when they beat Southampton by 1-0.
The Eagles are listed with 4.0 FA Cup Odds to win this game by one goal and with 4.15 to do it by two, while the Potters are rated at 4.8 to get the victory by the minimum difference and the score draw is with 4.75. In seven of the past eight in the series, there have scored three or fewer goals.
Stoke City are only four points ahead the Eagles in the local tournament in the ninth spot on the table, but they have struggled away from home. They have four wins, four draws and four defeats, scoring only 11 goals, the third fewest.
Last week they fell 3-0 Leicester City at King Power Stadium after they had three straight games with no defeat. They beat Doncaster on the road by 2-1 in the previous round of this tournament. The bad news for them is that they have failed to score in three of the last five in all competitions.
Dwight Gayle head the betting Odds to score the first goal in this match and he is listed with 6.5. He is followed by Friazer Campbell with 7.0 and Marouane Chamakah with 7.5.
It is expected a close game between these two teams, but take Crystal Palace to advance to the next round, as they will take advantage of playing at home and the domain in the series versus the Potters.