There are no European cups this time in the new week. But that doesn’t mean that football life will take a complete break until the weekend. The organisers will use the window to host the cup rounds, including those in England. There will be several pairs there on Tuesday, including Crystal Palace with Stoke City. The clubs currently play in different divisions, but does that mean the Glaswegians are guaranteed success? The website has an exclusive prediction and preview for this match on March 1, 2022. Full statistics and all current odds can be found at 1xbet nigeria.
Crystal Palace can afford to focus on the cup
The Glaziers have undergone quite a serious renewal before the start of the new season. So far, the results from this reshuffle are not particularly impressive in scale, in fact, the picture in the Premier League is about the same as it was under Hodgson. You can look at the places in the table, but, in fact, everything is formal, and the mid-table status remains with the London club: very far from the Eurocup zone, but the gap from the relegation zone is also comfortable. Why not try a shot in the cup? Especially since the lot is loyal for now: after Millwall and Hartlepool there will be a game against another representative of the non-APL.
Stoke City are unlikely yet to hope for a rise to the Premier League
The Potters were not so long ago what Crystal Palace are still considered to be: an APL regular with no European Cup aspirations, but solid enough not to worry about possible relegation… Until it came, rather abruptly and unexpectedly, after the first disappointing season. And, most importantly, after being relegated to the Championship, now there is no way the team can get back. Last season brought them 14th place, and now Michael O’Neill’s charges are spending with marginal chances to still finish in the play-off zone. That said, they have proven themselves in other formats. In the League Cup they managed to get past 3 opponents, including Watford, only to be eliminated in the 1/8 by Brentford. In the FA Cup, Leyton Orient and Wigan were knocked out, but now will be the first really serious test of “professional suitability”.
Crystal Palace have won 8 of their last 10 meetings. Stoke have only managed to win once in that time, back in 2017.
Crystal Palace are definitely not weaker, and are playing on home field. Overall, we don’t see much of a chance for Stoke – we’ll bet on a win for the Silvertips (odds – 1.75).