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Prediction: Stoke City v Wycombe Wanderers

Foot Predictions shows the championship clash on Saturday between Stoke City and Wycombe Wanderers, including hunches, news about the team and possible lineups.

Stoke City face Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday afternoon, having given up on the championship playoff race thanks to three consecutive defeats.

Meanwhile, Wycombe is now 12 points away from consecutive defeats, putting pressure on visitors to score as many points at the bet365 Stadium.


Match analysis

Stoke performed well in the last two games against Brentford and Swansea City, taking the two candidates for promotion in official matches.

However, the opening goals did not benefit the Potters in any of the games, the Bees and Swans ended up fighting to win 2-1 on the scoreboard.

Now sitting 10 points behind the playoffs with 12 games remaining, Michael O’Neill you will feel that Stoke must win at least nine times before the end of the campaign.

For a team that has recorded only three wins since December 8, trying to secure a top 10 finish is the most realistic goal and would still represent a solid enough season.

Norwich City's Oliver Skipp in action with Wycombe Wanderers' Anis Mehmeti in the championship on February 28, 2021

Although Stoke’s recent setbacks have left them out of the playoff race, Wycombe is now closer to falling due to successive defeats to Norwich City and Watford.

Although Gareth Ainsworth you will be satisfied with the performance of your players, adding no points to your score left the Chairboys in need of a miracle to avoid returning to League One.

On the positive side, Wycombe’s remaining schedule is more favorable than the others, with its next game against the top six opponents not occurring until a meeting with Swansea on April 17.

However, Ainsworth will not be optimistic about an attempt at survival until his players improve in a series of just two goals in five matches.

Stoke City championship form: LWWLLL

Wycombe Wanderers Championship form: WLDWLL


All news from the teams

Gareth Ainsworth, manager of Wycombe Wanderers, photographed in September 2020

Ainsworth could hand over initial papers to Wycombe’s pair Nnamdi Ofoborh and Garath McCleary after their substitute exits on Vicarage Road.

While Scott Kashket a recall can also be delivered for the first XI, Adebayo Akinfenwa will remain between substitutions.

O’Neill is expected to revert to a four save for this competition, probably resulting in Danny Batth abandoning Stoke XI.

Jack Clarke should start on one of the flanks, while Jordan Thompson is an option in the midfield if O’Neill decides to rest too Joe Allen or John Obi Mikel.

Possible starting lineup for Stoke City:
Gunn; Smith, Chester, Souttar, Norrington-Davies; Thompson, Mikel; Brown, Powell, Clarke; Fletcher

Possible initial lineup for Wycombe Wanderers:
Stockdale; Grimmer, Tafazolli, Stewart, Jacobson; Ofoborh, Gape, McCleary, Horgan, Onyedinma; Ikpeazu


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Probability: Stoke City 2-1 Wycombe Wanderers

Although both clubs are afraid of yet another defeat, there will also be recognition that a draw does not help either side. With that in mind, we expect a fun confrontation at the Olarias, which could end with Stoke winning the match for a unique goal in three.


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