Premier League Picks: Ride with Stoke City +160 vs. Bournemouth

Steven Suarez

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 3:36 PM GMT

Wednesday, Sep. 23, 2015 3:36 PM GMT

It's been a shaky start to the season for Stoke City, but the Potters will enter this weekend as the (slight) soccer odds favorites to win at home over Bournemouth. 

Odds Overview
Listen, the Potters are technically the favorites on the soccer odds board, but just barely. They're listed at +160 to score the outright victory, but Bournemouth is right there at approximately +175 to win. A draw is listed at right around +230 to hit for backers who think this one will end in a deadlock.

 

Stoke City
In all honesty, we've been disappointed with Stoke's play so far. The Potters made some nice additions to their squad over the summer but have yet to find their best form.

There's no reason a team as talented as Stoke should be in 18th place in the Premier League, with only three total points to show for their efforts through six matches. That being said, the Potters did manage a nice 1-0 away win over Fulham in cup competition during the week, so they should be feeling better about themselves heading into Saturday.

 

Bournemouth
We figured it wouldn't be an easy ride for the Cherries, but they've already pulled off some great results early on this season, beating both West Ham and Sunderland while drawing with Leicester City and barely losing to Liverpool (1-0) at Anfield. They've earned seven points through six matches and are currently in 14th place in the EPL as a result.

The Cherries survived a scare to top Preston North End in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday for their second straight win across all competitions. Will they earn a third straight victory this weekend?

 

Premier League Pick
Though we're liking how Bournemouth has been playing, with that nothing-to-lose attitude in spades, this seems to be a favorable situation for Stoke City to right the ship and pick up their first league win of the season.

The Potters are far more talented than what their early results may suggest, so we'll gladly back them as our soccer pick at the Britannia this weekend.

Predicted Final Score: Stoke City 2 Bournemouth 1

Premier League Soccer Pick: Stoke City +160 at Bovada

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