Stoke City showed all their battling qualities when grabbing a point from Upton Park on Monday night and Tony Pulis will be hoping they can use that dogged display against West Ham United as a catalyst for more success when they welcome Fulham to the Britannia Stadium in what is a fascinating Premier League clash.
An early Jon Walters goal from a well-worked corner handed the Potters the lead, but they were pegged back in the second half and managed to hold on for a 1-1 draw, but Saturday’s task will be equally as taxing as they welcome a free-scoring Fulham side who will be looking to bounce back from a disappointing 3-1 defeat to Sunderland, in which they had talismanic skipper Brede Hangeland dismissed for a lunge in the first half.
Stoke’s home form has always been their strength and they are unbeaten in the Premier League at the Britannia and that is a reason why Paddy Power have installed them as 6/5 favourites to secure all three points and pull themselves further away from the relegation zone, in which they only sit four points clear of at the moment.
However, Martin Jol’s Cottagers have propelled themselves into the top half with some excellent results, which saw them go five games unbeaten before that slip up against Sunderland on Sunday, and they have scored 12 goals in their last six games, so the Stoke rearguard will need to be at their best to keep out a potent Fulham attack, who are 23/10 to bag all three points, whilst the draw is the same price with Paddy Power.
There may not have been a draw between these two clubs since December 2008, but the 23/10 about parity after 90 minutes could be the safest flutter for punters, but for those looking for a bit more value then venture into the correct score markets in the latest betting from Paddy Power.
Stoke have played out a trio of 1-1 draws this season and that scoreline is 5/1 favourite with the Irish firm, whilst Fulham fans who fancy their side to grab all three points may be tempted by the 9/1 about a 1-0 success for the Londoners, but the standout is the 12/1 offered by Paddy Power for the game to finish 2-2 and that will certainly give you a decent run for your money.
Peter Crouch tops the first goalscorer odds and the gangly centre forward is 11/2 to notch first, whilst Jon Walters is available at 13/2 to follow up his goal at Upton Park, but Fulham’s Dimitar Berbatov is overpriced at 6/1 to grab the first strike for the away side and the languid Bulgarian can kickstart his side’s fortunes in what should be a cracking contest.
Stoke City v Fulham Form
Check the season's statistics for both Stoke City and Fulham, plus the odds ahead of Saturday's match.
Stoke City v Fulham Tips
Tip #1: Match to finish a draw @ 23/10 with Paddy Power.
Tip #2: Dimitar Berbatov to score first goal @ 6/1 with Paddy Power.
Tip #3: Match to finish 2-2 @ 12/1 with Paddy Power.
6/5 Stoke City
Correct Score Odds
6/1 Stoke City 1-0
9/1 Stoke City 2-0
15/2 Stoke City 2-1
8/1 Draw 0-0
5/1 Draw 1-1
12/1 Draw 2-2
9/1 Fulham 1-0
16/1 Fulham 2-0
10/1 Fulham 2-1
First Goalscorer Odds
11/2 Peter Crouch
6/1 Dimitar Berbatov
13/2 Michael Owen
13/2 Jon Walters
7/1 Cameron Jerome
7/1 Hugo Rodallega
7/1 Mladen Petric
15/2 No Goalscorer
9/1 Michael Kightly
10/1 Charlie Adam
11/1 Ashkan Dejagah
12/1 Matthew Etherington
Odds supplied byPaddyPower.com, who offer live betting in-running for all Premier League matches.
|Italy v Japan Odds The Azzurri hot favourites in Recife|
Back Balotelli To Score Opener
|Brazil v Mexico Odds Hosts looking to secure semi final spot|
Back Neymar To Score In Home Win
|Italy U21 V Spain U21 Odds Spain clear favourites to retain crown|
Back Alvaro Morata To Score Anytime
|Spain v Uruguay Betting Luis Suarez bids to impress Spanish suitors|
Spain Odds On For A Group B Win
|Mexico v Italy Odds Back a draw in the Confederations Cup betting|
Two Sides Meet In Group A Clash At The Maracana
|Brazil v Japan Odds Hosts favourites for an opening Confederations Cup win|
Oscar Looks A Tempting Bet To Get On The Scoresheet
|Italy U21 v Netherlands U21 Odds Betting is tight for semi final clash|
Manolo Gabbiadini Is A Tempting First Scorer Bet
|Spain U21 v Norway U21 Odds Spaniards firm favourites in the semi final betting|
Defending Champions Odds On To Reach The Final In Israel
|Confederations Cup Betting Preview Brazil start favourites on home soil|
Spain Bid To Add To World And European Crowns
|Russia U21 v Germany U21 Odds Germans favourites to sign off with a win|
Neither Side Can Qualify For The Knockout Stages
|Sunderland V West Brom Odds Odemwingie Can Fire Baggies To Another Win|
Sunderland have won one of their last eight at home
|Newcastle V Maritimo Odds Shola Ameobi A Tempting Bet To Score First|
Magpies can move into the last 32 with a win
|Liverpool V Young Boys Odds Reds Firm Favourites For The Win At Anfield|
Luis Suarez continues to dominate the goalscorer markets
|Lazio V Tottenham Odds Italians Tipped To Book Place In The Last 32|
Tottenham have lost four of their last five games
|Benitez And Guardiola Early Front Runners In The Next Chelsea Manager Betting|
Avram Grant an interesting outside bet
|England V South Africa Odds Hosts Marginal Favourites For Semi Final Clash|
Two Sides Meet For A Place In The Champions Trophy Final
|Jersey Stakes Odds Gale Force Ten The Likely Royal Ascot Favourite|
Unbeaten French Raider Mutin Could Be A Threat
|Duke Of Cambridge Stakes Odds Chigun Could Start Favourite For Lady Cecil|
Dank Could Run A Big Race For Sir Michael Stoute
|2013 Prince Of Waless Stakes Odds Al Kazeem And Camelot Set For Group One Clash|
The Fugue Is Quietly Fancied For John Gosden
|2013 Royal Hunt Cup Betting Prince Of Johanne Aims To Retain Handicap Crown|
Trade Commissioner A Major Player If Recapturing Form
BRAND NEW £250 free bet offer.
Open Account - Free £250 Bets With Paddypower
Ladbrokes are one of the highest rated online bookmakers in the UK and are a superb choice for placing your bets. You can claim a £30 free bet when opening a new account with Ladbrokes by clicking on one of the links on this site.
Once you've had your free bet Ladbrokes will credit your account with a £30 free bet.
Open Account - £30 Free Bet - Ladbrokes
BetVictor is offering £100 in free bets to all new clients.
Open Account - Open Account - Free £100 Bets With BetVictor
Those looking for some online casino entertainment ought to check out all the latest UK Casino Sign Up offers from the top operators including 32Red and many of the sports betting casinos.
There is excellent information, should you be interested in playing online blackjack, roulette, the best progressives or slots - Online Casino Betting with the best introductory offers