Our prediction for this FA Cup match:
A spot in the FA Cup quarter-finals will be at stake when Crystal Palace and Stoke City face each other at Selhurst Park on Tuesday evening. The Eagles head into the match following a 1-1 draw with Burnley, but they are seen as favourites to beat the Championship side in front of home fans. Experienced midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate is widely expected to return to the starting XI, while Nathan Ferguson remains on the sidelines with injury.
The Potters, on the other hand, suffered a 2-1 loss to Bournemouth in their last league match. Stoke City failed to win the previous four Championship games, and given their anything but brilliant away record, we believe that there is a big value in betting on Patrick Vieira’s troops. To make things even worse for the visiting side, Wales defender Morgan Fox misses out through suspension following his sending off in the Vitality Stadium clash.
Highlighted Player (Christian Benteke):
Christian Benteke, born on 3th of December 1990 is a Belgian football player with roots from Congo. Benteke started his career at KRC Genk and after playing for Standard Liege, KV Mechelen, KV Kortrijk and Aston Villa the striker got transferred to Liverpool. Benteke is 191cm and is known for being a very strong goal scoring striker. In May 2010 Benteke made his debut for the Belgian national team.
Christian Benteke didn’t win any mayor prices yet. In the season 2008/2009 he won the national league of Belgium. Benteke is signed by Nike and got transferred to Liverpool for 46 million euro which makes him the second most expensive football player from Belgium. Benteke’s nickname is The Beast or Bentegoal.
Highlighted Team (Stoke City):
Stoke City FC (named Stoke FC until 1925) is an English football club from the city Stoke-on-Trent (located in the north of England). De club was founded in the year 1863 and next to Notts County FC the club from Stoke is the oldest professional football club worldwide. Different signs of Stoke City show that the club is founded in 1868. Currently Stoke City is playing in the Premier League. The home games of Stoke City are hosted in the Britannia Stadium which holds a capacity for 29 000 spectators.
The most known nickname of Stoke City FC is the Potters. The main club colors of the club are red and white. The away it is colored in blue. The only 3 prizes Stoke City managed to win so far are the League Cup in 1972 and the Football League Trophy twice (1992 and 2000). Famous players that played for Stoke City FC are: Ameobi, Gudjohnsen and Peter Crouch.