- Stoke City sit in 7th placed, having drawn four of their last five games.
- Bournemouth are unbeaten in five games and sit one point outside of the automatic promotion places.
- Stoke have drawn three of their last five games with a 0-0 scoreline.
- Bournemouth’s fortunes have differed three good wins and two 0-0 scorelines in their last five.
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Stoke City and Bournemouth put their unbeaten runs on the line this weekend when they meet in a clash that will have implications in the race for the playoffs.
Stoke have been in consistent, if not spectacular, form in recent weeks, going unbeaten in five but drawing three of those games, keeping themselves in touch with the playoffs but not quite making the leap into the top 6. Three of those results have ended with a 0-0 scoreline with the Stoke City attack struggling to find the net, scoring just twice in their last five.
Bournemouth have maintained consistency with their results but not in their scorelines with 4-0 and 5-0 wins over Barnsley and Huddersfield being hampered by two 0-0 draws in recent weeks. The Cherries have averaged 2 goals a game over their last five fixtures but 9 of their 10 goals in that time have come in just two games.
This looks like a really hard game for either side to claim the victory in and we believe things might be too tight for the two sides to overcome. As a result we’re predicting this game ends as a draw, leaving both sides with a frustrating point.
With goals hard to come by for Stoke and Bournemouth struggling for consistency in the final third, we can see this game lacking the firepower it deserves and we are predicting a 0-0 scoreline in this encounter.