Opta Stats: Stoke v West Brom

Will Tony Pulis be smiling after West Brom's match against former club Stoke?
Will Tony Pulis be smiling after West Brom's match against former club Stoke?

Can rock bottom Stoke stop the rot against West Brom? Opta rates their chances.

"Tony Pulis has won all four of his Premier League meetings against his former side, once with Crystal Palace and three with West Brom."

The draw half-time/West Brom full-time double result is 7.613/2.

Stoke City had three players sent off across their two Premier League meetings with the Baggies last season, including two in the first-half of this exact fixture. The odds of a player being sent off are 4.57/2.

West Brom have won their last three Premier League meetings with Stoke - a win here will equal their best run against another opponent in the competition (4 straight wins against Sunderland between Feb 2012 and Sep 2013). They're 3.39/4 to claim victory.

The Potters have kept more Premier League clean sheets against the Baggies than they have against any other side (8), shipping just eight goals in 14 meetings against them. Stoke are 2.89/5 to not concede.

Tony Pulis has won all four of his Premier League meetings against his former side, once with Crystal Palace and three with West Brom. The draw half-time/West Brom full-time double result is 7.613/2.

Stoke have never lost their opening three home fixtures of a
league season in their history. They're 3.3512/5 to end their losing streak with a draw.

Indeed, the Potters haven't lost five consecutive league games since January 2005, while Mark Hughes has never lost five league games in a row as a manager. Stoke are 2.466/4 to bounce back with a win.

The Baggies scored four goals in their last league match against West Ham - as many as they'd mustered in their seven previous Premier League games combined. Over 2.5 goals is 2.226/5.

Indeed, Nacer Chadli was involved in four of their goals against West Ham (2 goals, 2 assists), as many as he'd been involved in in his previous 28 in the competition. Chadli is 3.613/5 to score.

Four of West Brom's last seven away goals in the Premier League have been scored by Jose Salomon Rondon. He's 3.185/40 to add to his tally.

Stoke's last five Premier League goals have all come in the second half of games, including all three this season. The West Brom half-time/draw full-time double result is 18.017/1.

Dan Fitch 2016/17 Season PL

Staked: 55 pts
Returned: 57.69 pts
P/L: +2.69 pts

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