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LionsBet Preview: Stoke City v Tottenham Hotspur: Expect a glut of goals in Staffordshire

9:02 pm AEST 6/4/18
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With the Lilywhites’ fearsome attack and the Potters’ leaky defense, this tie promises to bring plenty goal action

Stoke City will be looking for an escape route from the Premier League relegation zone when they slug it out with Tottenham Hotspur at the bet365 Stadium on Saturday evening.

Having suffered a humiliating 3-0 defeat in the hands of Arsenal last Sunday that made it eight winless games and three defeats on the bounce, it’s looking pretty hopeless for Paul Lambert’s side at the moment, and something drastic needs to be done else they risk plying their trade in the Championship next season.

Owing to this dismal record, LionsBet tips them at odds of (9.75) as underdogs as they currently pitch their tent second from bottom on the log.

Since that Wembley loss to Juventus which saw them exit the Champions League last month, Mauricio Pochettino’s men have won all three of their fixtures placing them eight points clear of fifth-placed Chelsea. The bookies offer (1.35) for them as clear favourites.

An unlikely no winner, no vanquish state is chalked up at a juicy (5.50) with the same betting firm.

Stoke's leaky defense has seen them concede 61 goals in 32 outings and only netting 29 at the other end.

Undoubtedly, this will set Harry Kane - who just returned from injury early last Sunday in the 3-1 victory against Chelsea, to add  to his tally of 24 league goals. Given the English forward's form this season, it will be worth backing him to score anytime at (1.40).

Only two of both outfits’ last five clashes saw goal actions at both ends of the pitch. Backing both teams NOT to score each other is a generous offer at (1.70).

It’ll be a profitable reward should punters back an outcome of three or more goals in this duel, which has paid out in all of the last five competitive head-to-head battles. Hence, LionsBet offers (1.65) for a likely outcome here.