The situation could not be more different for relegation-bound
19th-placed Stoke and a Burnley side impressing the country with their
efficient style of play this season.
With five points up and just 12 points left to play for, you would think
Stoke manager Paul Lambert would be under pressure, yet he seems
everything but. After drawing with West Ham in last round, he insisted:
“It’s not as if we are on the ropes and hanging on”.
The West Ham game marked Stoke’s first run of ten winless matches in a
single Premier League (PL) season. The club’s actual record winless PL
streak is 11 games – albeit between seasons (late 2011/’12 – early
Sean Dyche’s Burnley are finishing the season with a flourish, but saw
their winning streak come to a halt against Chelsea last round. Seventh
place is practically theirs in any case and if the results go their way
in the FA cup, the ‘Clarets’ will be going to Europe for the first time
since they entered the now defunct Inter-Cities Fairs Cup way back in
An even fixture for years, Burnley have had the upper hand of late,
winning three and losing one of the last five games between these sides.
Players to watch: Although struggling of late, Xherdan Shaqiri is still
the man to watch for Stoke. Can he add to his seven PL goals?
Burnleys Chris Wood has returned from injury a renewed man and has five
goals in six matches since.
Stat attack: Only four games in the last 15 have seen both teams score
in this fixture.
新萄京，Stoke have yet to win a game after trailing at half time this season
Burnley have the second most yellow cards in the PL this season with 62,
but the lowest tally of reds with zero.
玩法 主队 指数 客队 让分 斯托克城(0.99) 平/半 伯恩利(0.92)