Opta Stats: Stoke v West Brom

Can Mark Hughes inspire Stoke when they host West Brom?
Can Mark Hughes inspire Stoke when they host West Brom?

Two struggling sides meet when Stoke host West Brom. Opta presents the statistical analysis.

"Stoke City are winless in six Premier League games against West Bromwich Albion (D4 L2) since a 2-0 win in December 2014."

The draw is 3.39/4.

Stoke City are winless in six Premier League games against West Bromwich Albion (D4 L2) since a 2-0 win in December 2014. The draw is 3.39/4.

Since a run of 12 defeats in 13 away games (D1) against Stoke in all competitions between 1989 and 2008, West Bromwich Albion have only lost one of their last seven visits there (W2 D4). West Brom are 2.56/4 to win in the draw no bet market.

Alan Pardew has won eight Premier League games against Stoke City - including each of his last four - the most he has won against a current top-flight side. The Baggies are 3.613/5 to win.

Mark Hughes' side have picked up just one win from their last eight Premier League games (D2 L5), losing each of their last three in a row. West Brom are 1.728/11 in the double chance market.

Stoke City have already lost four of their nine Premier League home games this season - they've not lost five of their opening 10 at home since the 2005-06 Championship campaign. The draw half-time/West Brom full-time double result is 7.87/1.

West Bromwich Albion are currently enduring their longest ever winless streak in league competition (16 games, D8 L8). Stoke are 2.3411/8 to win.

Stoke have conceded 39 goals so far this season - their highest tally after 18 games of a single top-flight season since 1984-85 (42). Over 2.5 goals is 2.447/5.

No West Brom player has scored more than two goals in the Premier League this season - the latest a team has had a player score at least three goals in a single campaign was Sunderland in 2013-14; Steven Fletcher bagged his third on MD19. Under 2.5 goals is 1.635/8.

Stoke's Saido Berahino is without a goal in his last 32 hours and 42 minutes of Premier League football, since scoring against Crystal Palace for West Brom in February 2016. This run covers 34 games since that match and including the time after his goal in the Palace game, he's failed to score with his last 41 shots and 14 shots on target. Berahino is 3.55/2 to break his duck against his former club.

Jay Rodriguez has scored three goals in his last five Premier League starts against Stoke - against no side has he scored more in the top-flight (also three v Newcastle). Rodriguez is 3.55/2 to score.

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