Premier League In Focus – Stoke vs West Ham Preview

When? Saturday 16th December, 15:00 (UK)

Where? Bet365 Stadium

What channel is it on? Stoke vs West Ham will not be televised live in the UK

Are tickets still available?

Stoke - https://www.scfcdirect.com/events.aspx

West Ham - https://www.eticketing.co.uk/whufc/EDP/event/Login/259

Where can I stream the match? N/A

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last five meetings: Stoke W1, D4
Premier League meetings: Stoke W5, West Ham W4, D7
All-time meetings: Stoke W34, West Ham W36, D26

STOKE

Predicted line-up: Butland; Cameron, Shawcross, Wimmer, Pieters; Adam, Allen; Shaqiri, Choupo-Moting, Diouf; Crouch

Unavailable: Ireland (Injured), Martins-Indi (Injured), Jese (Personal reasons)

Doubtful: Zouma (Injured), Johnson (Injured)

WEST HAM

Predicted line-up: Adrian; Ogbonna, Reid, Cresswell; Zabaleta, Noble, Obiang, Masuaku; Lanzini, Arnautovic; Antonio

Unavailable: Fonte (Injured)

Doubtful: Byram (Injured), Kouyate (Injured)

PREDICTION
This could virtually be labelled as a relegation six-pointer as Stoke are struggling badly while the Hammers are improving by the game under Moyes but remain in the bottom three. The visitors have the better form and morale, and they will expect to pick up at least a point from this road trip.

MEMORABLE MEETING
Stoke and West Ham were paired together in the 2011 FA Cup sixth round and it would be Tony Pulis’s side who would go on and progress to their first of two Wembley visits that season thanks to a 2-1 home win.