In the upcoming fixture of the English Premier League, the football world is going to see the clash of Stoke City and Everton FC locking horns with each other for three game points. The stakes are higher for the home team, Stoke City because if they cannot climb out of the relegation zone they would be relegated so they would go for every point they can salvage so that they are saved. For the visiting team, things would be easier given their current predicament with a win in their last game against Brighton. The preview of this match is listed below.
When and where –
This match is to be played at Bet365 Stadium, Stoke, England. The ground has a capacity of 30, 089 and it may rain in Stoke-On-Trent which would only add to the excitement of this game. The clash will take place at 8:30 PM (IST) on March 17, 2018 and this match will be available to watch on Sony LIV app.
Stoke City – D L D D D L
Everton FC – W L W L L W
Jese is most likely to be rested in this game. Ryan Shawcross is expected to get a starting berth in this game if he’s medically cleared or else he would have to miss out one more game. Kevin Wimmer remains a doubt for the home team in this game. Mame Biram Diouf, Lee Grant and Stephen Ireland are all ruled out for this game for the Potters.
Gylfi Sigurdsson is sidelined for this game as well. His suspension will last for eight weeks. Others who are also sidelined from the visiting team are Eliaquim Mangala, Maarten Stekelenburg and James McCarthy. Theo Walcott picked up a calf injury last weekend and remains a doubt for the away side in this game. Ashley Williams serves the second of a three-match suspension against Stoke, meaning Michael Keane and Phil Jagielka will continue at centre back. Leighton Baines made his first appearance since the end of November and he is most likely to continue here. Wayne Rooney will hope to move further forward to cover for Sigurdsson’s absence, which should pave the way for Idrissa Gueye to return. Morgan Schneiderlin and Idrissa Gueye missed the 2-0 win over Brighton last weekend because of illness and they remain doubts for the Toffees.
Stoke City – Butland (GK), Stafylidis, Zouma, Shawcross, Bauer, Cameron, Nidaye, Choupo-Moting, Allen, Shaqiri, Crouch
Everton – Pickford (GK), Coleman, Keane, Jagielka, Baines, Davies, Gueye, Walcott, Rooney, Bolasie, Tosun
Our bet is on the home team for this game because they have to fight from being relegated and they would try to get as many points as they can to stay ahead of the others on the points table whereas for the visiting team, the stakes wouldn’t been that higher.
THIS STK VS EVE MATCH PREVIEW IS BASED ON OUR RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES. YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN PLAYING 11 ON THE BASIS OF TEAM NEWS.