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Stoke v West Brom: Combine our advice for a Total Result punt

| 18.10.2013

Not only would a win for Stoke over West Brom end their three game losing streak, but it would also send them summersaulting above their opponents, who currently sit 12th on nine points.

One quick glance at the head-to-head records of the two teams certainly indicates it will happen too, but rather than just backing Stoke’s 13/10 price to win why not take a different approach?

A wise old head here at Ladbrokes towers has already highlighted just how imperative it is to bank on Stoke’s war of attrition with West Brom being an under 2.5 goals affair.

But should the bony 4/6 price on that particular outcome not satisfy the hunger, then The Total Result market is offered as a plumper, more calorific option to gorge on.

There is one, very good reason to head in that betting direction. Stoke’s record against West Brom at the Britannia Stadium is very good.

It’s nothing for the Baggies to be ashamed of, footballing forces of greater stature than they have turned whiter than Casper the ghost at the prospect of playing 90 minutes in Potter country.

In fact, only two teams from last year’s top ten won there last term, while just one side to have finished in the top six in the last two campaigns has left with three points.

Unfortunately for Steve Clarke, his charges are just one of many in this league who haven’t enjoyed their time in Stoke. His club have won just once in their last 13 trips to that part of the world, scoring just four times in their last six visits.

It therefore makes perfect sense to take the 15/4 available on a Stoke win and under 2.5 goal combo, with a saver on a draw and under 2.5 strikes at 13/5 another sound decision given Stoke’s steely reputation for picking up home results.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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James Middleton