Stoke City vs Newcastle United – 101 Great Goals prediction: Stoke 1-1 Newcastle
Stoke City will be low on confidence following Saturday’s hammering at Stamford Bridge.
The Potters boast the second worst home defensive record in the Premier League this season.
Stoke vs Newcastle: Who will win?
Stoke are 6/5 favourites to win this New Year’s Day Premier League match.
Newcastle are rated at 12/5 for the victory.
Draw at half-time and Stoke to win at full-time looks like a reasonably good bet at 4/1.
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Stoke vs Newcastle: Premier League preview
Newcastle United take on Stoke at the Bet365 on New Year’s Day.
Newcastle will feel that it was a case of two points dropped, rather than one gained, following their goalless draw with Brighton at St James’ Park on Saturday.
Stoke, who head into the match 1 point above Monday’s opponents, suffered a 5-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge on the weekend.
The Potters have just one win in their last six games. Only one team has conceded more goals at home this season than Stoke’s tally of 19.
Will Newcastle win 2-1 again?
Newcastle won the reverse fixture 2-1 back in September.
The match looked to be heading to a draw after goals from Christian Atsu and Xherdan Shaqiri, before Jamaal Lascelles popped up with the winner.
A similar result on Monday could well see Mark Hughes sacked as Stoke boss with plenty of rumours about his future in recent weeks, and after the Chelsea rout.
Stoke team news vs Newcastle
Mark Hughes made six changes last time out and could do something similar on Monday with the side’s hectic schedule.
After recovering from a major injury, Stephen Ireland could make his first start in over 600 days, against one of his former clubs.
Ryan Shawcross is expected to miss out again, as is Bruno Martins Indi.
Erik Pieters, Kurt Zouma and Jese Rodriguez are expected to be available, however.
Newcastle team news vs Stoke
Not one to be outdone, Rafa Benitez made seven changes for Newcastle’s last match, although some of those were enforced.
A thigh injury ruled Rob Elliot out, meaning Karl Darlow could start again on Monday.
Florian Lejeune, Jesus Gamez and Aleksandar Mitrovic are all expected to miss out again.
Joselu is in contention to face his former club.
Stoke predicted line-up vs Newcastle
Newcastle predicted line-up vs Stoke
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