Our prediction for this EFL Cup match:
There will be fireworks when Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion face each other at Bet365 Stadium in the EFL Cup derby. The Potters kicked off their Championship campaign in great manner, with the team outclassing Rotherham 4-1 at home ground, meaning that they are brimming with confidence ahead of their League Cup debut. The opposition back-line should have summer signing Andre Vidigal at bay as the 24-year-old scored a brace in the crushing of the Millers, whereas all Baker, Gayle, and Tezgel are out of contention through injuries.
The Baggies, meanwhile, failed to impress in a 2-1 loss to Blackburn Rovers, which is yet another reason why we are going to bet on the home side. Both Daryl Dike and Adam Reach should miss out through injuries, speaking of the visiting team, whilst John Swift is widely expected to start this time out.
Highlighted Player (Jack Bonham):
Jack Bonham is a professional footballer who was born in Stevenage on the 14th of September, 1993. The 26-year-old, although having born in England, is an Irish International and has featured for the Republic of Ireland's Under-17 team five times.
At the club level, he began his youth career with Watford and signed his first professional contract in September 2010 at the age of 17. Bonham's first-ever professional appearance came on the 4th of May, 2013 as a substitute against Leeds United in the final game of the 12/13 Championship season.
This appearance marked the 1.92 m standing goalkeeper's only appearance in a Watford shirt. Bonham then went on to play for clubs like Brentford, Carlisle United and Bristol Rovers before eventually joining Gillingham at the start of the 2019 season on a two-year contract. He's since featured nine times for the club and kept two clean sheets.
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.