Stoke City gained promotion to the Premier League in 2008 after a 23-year hiatus from England’s top soccer division. Since then, Stoke has gained respect and are a club top Premier League teams don’t take lightly. Established as the Stoke Ramblers in 1863, the club changed its name Stoke City in 1925. The second oldest professional football club in the world, Stoke City was also one of the founding members of the English Football League. Stoke’s highest top division finish was a fourth-place performance during in 1935-36 and 1946-47.
The team finished runners-up in the League Championship in 2007-08, which promoted them to England’s top division. Stoke has never won the FA Cup but came close during the 2010-11 season when it finished as runners-up to Manchester City. The Potters, as their known to hometown fans, captured the League Cup in 1971-72 and were runners-up in 1963-64.
Former forward John Ritchie, who played for Stoke City from 1963 to 1975, remains as the club’s all-time scoring leader with 176 total goals. Charlie Wilson and Arthur Griffiths — both former forwards — share the club record for most goals in a single season with 38.
Former defender Eric Skeels played 17 seasons with Stoke City and is the club’s all-time leader in appearances with 597.
Stoke Betting Lines Today
Whether at home or on the road, it’s vital to follow Stoke City’s next opponent all season long. Stoke performed better on home soil last season, where they posted a record of eight wins, four draws and seven defeats while also 22 goals.
It’s something to keep in mind as you consider putting your money on Stoke City. Be sure to use the next game widget, which provides up-to-date odds all season long.
Stoke Scores & Schedule
Be sure to keep track of Stoke City’s schedule, regardless if it’s league action or cup competition, to have the upper hand before placing your bets.
Stoke Standings Right Now
Don’t expect to see Stoke City near the top of the standings any time soon. While they’ll remain competitive, Stoke City just doesn’t have the firepower to keep pace with the Premier League giants.
That being said, the team will continue to make life hard on the top clubs.
Stoke City finished in ninth place the last three seasons and will most likely be around the same area when 2016-17 is all said and done.
Be sure to keep track of where Stoke City and its upcoming opponents sit in the Premier League standings before putting your money down.
How To Win At Stoke Betting
Stoke City may not have contended for a Premier League crown in 2015-16, but the club’s top-10 finish is nothing to overlook either. The Potters finished ninth in the standings — exactly where it placed the year previously — with an impressive record of 14 wins, nine draws and 15 defeats.
The question now is, can Stoke City build on those numbers heading into the 2016-17 campaign? It will be difficult to keep pace with powerhouse clubs like Manchester City, Manchester United and even Chelsea, but Stoke City has the ability for another top-10 finish.
Bet365.com has a line of +50000 that Stoke City will come out on top as the Premier League champions. The online sportsbook also pegs Stoke at +3300 to win the FA Cup and +2500 to win the England EFL Cup.
Bovada puts Stoke at +900 to be relegated to the second division and +2500 to finish last in the Premier League.
Stoke City has its fair share of goal scorers, including striker Marko Arnautovic, who led the club with 11 tallies and six assists last season. Bet365.com pegs Arnautovic at +10000 to lead the Premier League in goals in 2016-17. Another player to keep a close eye on is forward Bojan Krkic, who netted seven goals for Stoke last season. The online sportsbook pegs Krkic +15000 to lead the Premier League in goals.
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