Our prediction for this Championship match:
Stoke City and WBA face each other at Bet365 Stadium in the opening match of round 11. The Potters head into the match following a 1-1 draw with Preston, where they failed to turn their dominance into victory. Stoke City are a real force to be reckoned with at home, but, no doubt, they are capable of matching the Baggies in Friday’s clash. Sam Clucas misses the match through suspension, while Sam Surridge is likely to replace Jacob Brown up front.
The Baggies, on the other hand, rolled over Cardiff City 4-0 in midweek to regain top position in the standings. The league leaders have been scoring goals for fun of late, and given Stoke City’s attacking potential, both teams to score betting option should be considered. Both Matt Phillips and Grady Diangana are pushing for a start, while Jordan Hugill is a major doubt.
Highlighted Player (Steven Fletcher):
Steven Fletcher is a professional footballer who plays for Sheffield Wednesday. After ending his loan spell with Marseille, he joined the Owls on a free transfer in July 2016. Steven Fletcher was born in Shrewsbury, England on 26 March, 1987 and he began his youth career at Hibernian.
He made his debut for the Scottish outfit on 10 April, 2004 in a 3-0 win over Kilmarnock. After spending three years at Burnley and Wolverhampton Fletcher signed a four-year deal with Sunderland for a fee of £12 million. The left-footed attacker scored 11 goals in 28 appearances for the Black Cats in the 2012/2013 Premier League campaign and he was struggling in front of goal in the 2013/2014 season, scoring no more than three league goals.
Steven Fletcher was eligible to play for both England and Scotland, but he decided to represent his mother’s home country. Fletcher made his Scotland debut in March 2008, in a friendly against Croatia. He did well to provide an assist for Kenny Miller, who scored the equaliser for the Scotts (1-1).
Highlighted Team (West Bromwich):
West Bromwich Albion Football Club (shortly West Brom or WBA) is an English football club which was founded in 1878 by employees of Salter’s Spring Works in West Bromwich (a small city in the region of West Midlands). West Bromwhich Albion hosts it’s home games in the Hawthorns stadium which holds a capacity of 26 500 seats.
West Bromwich Albion is one of the founders of the English Football League and is currently for over 90 seasons active in the highest division. WBA managed to win the FA cup 5 times in their history and the English Premier League once.
The club colors of West Bromwich Albion are blue and white. Known players in the history of West Bromwich are Bobby Robson, Nwankwo Kanu and Cyrille Regis.