Our prediction for this match:
Mornflake Stadium will host Tuesday’s pre-season friendly between Crewe Alexandra and Stoke City. Crewe have been impressive in pre-season, with the team eyeing their fifth consecutive win of the process. Considering that the League One side outplayed Premier League team Wolverhampton in their last warm-up game, home win should be considered. All Lundstram, Sass-Davies, Griffiths, Daniels, and Johnson are pushing for a start.
The Potters, on the other hand, kicked off their preparations for the new Championship campaign with a 1-1 draw with Hibernian, with the team rolling over Linfield 6-0 in their second pre-season friendly. Since Stoke City boss Michael O’Neill is likely to use the midweek friendly to test as many players as possible, we believe that punters can find value in betting on the League One outfit. In their last meeting in a warm-up game (July 2017) Crewe defeated Stoke 3-1.
Highlighted Player (Donervon Daniels):
Donervon Daniels is a 186-cm-tall defender who plays for Wigan Athletic. He was born in Montserrat on 24 November, 1993 and he is a product of WBA football academy. After spending several seasons on loan at Tranmere Rovers, Gillingham, Blackpool and Aberdeen, Daniels signed for Wigan Athletic on a three-year-contract on June, 2015 and he netted his first goal for the Latics against Scunthorpe United two months later.
He made 33 appearances for Wigan in the 2015/2016 League One campaign and no doubt he helped the club secure promotion to the Championship. His main position is centre back, but he is capable of playing at right back as well. His highest market value was €250 000 on May 30, 2016.
Daniels has contract with Wigan Athletic which expires on 30 June, 2018. It has to be noted that that he was awarded WBA Young Player of the Year for the 2011/2012 season. Donvervon Daniels is a right-footed player.
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.