Pick Tottenham to Earn Premier League Win vs. Stoke

Steven Suarez

Saturday, November 8, 2014 7:12 PM GMT

Spurs are on a good run of form at the moment, so it's no surprise to see them firmly favored in the soccer odds for this visit of Stoke City. Where is the best value with our sports picks?

Odds Overview
At time of writing, Spurs were favored at a price of approximately -140, though if you look hard enough there are some sites that have a listing as high as -165. Make sure you're in the know when it comes to the most up-to-date soccer betting odds - SBR's tool is the best out there.

A Stoke City win is quoted in the +450 to +500 range, with a draw available at about +275. In terms of the total, the UNDER 2.5 goals is getting a little bit more action right now.

 

Tottenham
After a tough 2-1 loss at home to Newcastle in Premier League play, Spurs have rebounded to win three consecutive matches across all competitions.

First they beat Brighton 2-0 in the cup before earning a great 2-1 away win over Aston Villa in league play. Then, during the week, Tottenham escaped with a 2-1 away win over Asteras Tripolis in Europa League action.

In the European victory, first half goals from Andros Townsend and Harry Kane were the difference makers. The hosts pegged a goal back late, but it was too little too late. Manager Mauricio Pochettino was able to rest a lot of his big guns in preparation for the weekend, and it ended up paying off.

A win would be huge this weekend, especially since Tottenham hasn't been too convincing in league play this term. They're in eighth place right now, but the full three points could see them make a significant jump.

Spurs could stand to get more out of their strikers Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado, as the pair has just two league goals this term. Tottenham has had to get more production out of their midfielders to make up for it, with Nacer Chadli and Christian Eriksen acting as the playmakers so far.

 

Stoke City
To get a better understanding of Stoke's recent form, let's peruse over their last five fixtures.

It starts with a 3-1 home loss to Sunderland back in early October, with the Potters then recovering to beat Swansea City at home to kick things off following the international break. In their last three fixtures, they've lost to Southampton two times, once in the Premier League and once in the cup. Last weekend the Potters tied West Ham 2-2 at home.

Getting a point isn't the worst result, but Stoke was up 2-0 through the first 60 minutes, only to cough up the lead and have to settle for the draw. It was a demoralizing result after such a good start for Mark Hughes' men.

With that point, Stoke City can now be found in 13th place in the Premier League standings. To show you just how much parity there is in the top-flight, though, consider that the Potters are only five points back of fourth-place Arsenal.

A lack of a true goalscorer has hurt Stoke, just like Tottenham. Mame Biram Diouf leads the team with just three goals scored, with midfielder Charlie Adam and striker Peter Crouch both on two goals.

 

Premier League Pick
The results haven't been there for the Potters lately, but they're never going to get completely outclassed. They're always competitive, and we expect that to be the case on Sunday too.

That being said, Tottenham has that little bit extra quality going forward, especially since Chadli and Eriksen are in great form. Those two have been very dangerous and should cause Stoke (who aren't exactly the paciest of teams) some problems.

Spurs have a habit of finding a way, whatever it takes if you will, to get a victory. Look for them to follow through and earn another three points, making them our preferred selection with our soccer picks at a very reasonable price.

Free Soccer Pick: Tottenham 2 Stoke City 1 at Bet365