Set for Stoke win

POSTED: 23 December 2011

Set for Stoke win

Impressive run by Stoke City in the Premier League, 4 wins and 1 loss in 5 games. If, IF they keep this up we might see them climb even past 5th place.

As for Aston Villa, I doubt we’ll be seeing them in the top 5 anytime soon. Three losses, 1 draw and 1 win in their last 5 matches. Doesn’t inspire a lot of confidence.

For this match I reckon it will be a fight between an optimistic Stoke team, and a desperate Aston Villa. But as I mentioned before, a match is won by the better team, not the one that wants to win more.

And in this case, Stoke are in the running to take the 3 points. Aside from their more competitive EPL form, their home performance has them with 3 wins in 5 matches. Aston Villa must face this with a road form of 1 win, 2 draws and 2 losses in 5 recent games.

There’s almost no question with this one. Stoke, riding high and confident, will take this match, and Aston Villa will have to win some other time, against some other team.

Verdict: Home win