Stoke City Vs Crystal Palace - 5 Things To Look Forward To
5. Battle Of The Attacks
This game will undoubtedly be billed as the game of two attacks - Xherdan Shaqiri, Bojan Krkic and Marko Arnautovic against Wilfried Zaha, Yohan Cabaye and Yannick Bolasie. It has all the potential to be one of the most exciting games of the weekend. Stoke have been quietly bubbling along after a reasonably difficult start and will take heart that their front three clicked so effectively against Manchester City in their recent 2-0 win. Despite the wealth of attacking talent on the pitch and excellent play, both teams have actually found goals quite hard to come by Palace have managed 21 in their 16 games at 1.31 goals per game, while Stoke have managed even fewer with 13 from their 16 which works out at a pretty low 0.8 goals per game. Both teams will be looking to put this statistical anomaly right on Saturday.