Premier League Preview for Southampton v Stoke along with Predictions for the matches on week 38 of the EPL. Follow up each match with results and video highlights posted later in the week. You can also check out the weekly EPL TV Schedule.
Both teams will be feeling extremely relieved after Tuesday’s Arsenal v Wigan match ended with Wigan as the final team relegated to the Championship. Prior to the match both Southampton and Stoke were in for possible relegation if Wigan won both of their last two matches.
Southampton’s form has dropped off over the last month with their last win coming on April 6th against Reading. Not a good run for them with three draws and two losses in their last five matches.
Stoke’s form hasn’t been much better. At least they do have two wins in their last five against QPR and Norwich, not exactly convincing either. Stoke will be without Charlie Adam after his sending off on Sunday, but otherwise has a full strength squad.
I can’t imagine this will be an exciting match to watch at all. Nothing at stake except for perhaps a slightly higher place in the table and more money for the club. I’m predicting a Southampton win, though that comes mostly from them playing at home. It might be somewhat more realistic to predict a draw considering both teams recent form. Both teams are safe and it might be hard for a few of them to get themselves up for this EPL match.
Southampton (W, W, W, D, D, L, L, D) 2 – 1 Stoke (D, L, L, L, W, W, D, L)
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