Premier League Preview: Stoke City v West Ham United

Stoke City FC

This Preview for Stoke City v West Ham United includes my Premier League Predictions and pre-match analysis for Match Week 28 of the EPL.

This match up should be a tough one all around. West Ham may have lost to Tottenham earlier in the week, but they did so by putting on a good showing and pushing Tottenham to the very end of the match. They should put in another good outing against Stoke, but it will be at the Britannia where Stoke City has really clamped down on opposing teams (6-6-1 at home this Premier League season).

I would expect both teams to go in with a game plan of defend and counter, with Stoke likely breaking up play in the middle of the park through tactical fouling and all around rough play. I would give West Ham the edge in this one, but still think Stoke have something in them to get a result. In the end I’m predicting a low scoring draw for this EPL match-up.

Stoke (L, D, L, W, L)   1 – 1   West Ham (L, L, W, L, L)