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Bet on Stoke vs Fulham – Stoke unbeaten in three against Fulham

| 28.12.2010

While Fulham languish just outside the relegation zone at the bottom of the Barclays Premier League, Stoke are getting closer to confirming their mid-table obscurity.

As they headed into their encounter at the Britannia last season, Stoke were six points adrift of Fulham but still managed to pull off a 3-2 victory before winning 1-0 at Craven Cottage in May.

Match Odds

This season Fulham enter the game adrift of Stoke and in serious need of an away victory having played eight away from home without taking three points, and Mark Hughes’ side are 10/3 to beat Stoke.

Stoke’s defeat to Blackpool was their first loss at home in four games, which included draws against Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester City, and at 5/6 to win, Stoke look the value of the market to beat Fulham.

The two sides have only shared one draw in the league in their last 11 games and the draw, priced at 5/2, can be ruled out despite Fulham drawing five of their eight away games this season.

Total Goals

Last season may have been a thriller at the Britannia Stadium, but Christmas leftovers may be more exciting than what’s in prospect this season.

Fulham have managed just six goals on the road and Stoke have managed just 12 in nine games in front of their home fans – under 2.5 goals looks the banker of the day’s fixtures and is priced at 10/11.

A 1-0 win for Stoke is priced at 6/1, or Matthew Etherington, who continues to put in fine performance after fine performance, is 8/1 to open the scoring.

Put those two outcomes together in a scorecast and punters are offered great value at 35/1 for Etherington to score first and Stoke to win 1-0.

A £10 stake on Fulham surprising and winning the game 1-0 would return £80. New customers can sign up here for a free £10 bet.

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Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.