Our match prediction:
Stoke City went through a rough patch at the start of the new year, as they suffered three league defeats in a row, while also crashing out of the FA Cup and narrowly missing out on the Capital One Cup final. But, just as we predicted, the Potters eventually returned to the right track and they have been in excellent form of late. Mark Hughes’ men recorded successive Premier League triumphs over Bournemouth, Aston Villa and Newcastle United before they also held Chelsea to a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge, so they are definitely in a good position to extend the impressive run this weekend. Southampton, on the other hand, enjoyed a bright start to 2016, winning five of six league fixtures during a one-month period, but back to back losses to Chelsea and Bournemouth are enough to suggest their form has dipped. And having also failed to defeat struggling Sunderland last time out, we doubt they can get anything from St Mary’s.
Highlighted Team (Stoke City):
Stoke City FC (named Stoke FC until 1925) is an Enlgish 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 foundedin1868. Currently Stoke City is playing in the Premier League. The home games of Stoke City are hosted in the Britania 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, Gudjonhsen and Peter Crouch.