Crystal Palace vs Stoke City: The fifth round of the FA Cup is here. The struggling side in the English Premier League, Crystal Palace are all set to face Stoke City in their backyard. Ahead of the knockout game, here is our preview and prediction.
Crystal Palace drew with relegation contenders Burnley in the previous fixture of the Premier League. After going up by a goal in the first half, the team lacked the intensity to bury the game and Burnley took the game to the opposition. They came away with the point over the weekend.
On the other hand, Stoke City lost to AFC Bournemouth in the EFL Championship fixture. Despite going ahead in the 20th minute, the concentration lapse in the last ten minutes of the game cost Stoke City all three points.
Crystal Palace vs Stoke City Match Details
Match: Crystal Palace vs Stoke City
Date and Time: 2nd March, 1:00 AM IST
Venue: Selhurst Park
Crystal Palace vs Stoke City Head-to-Head
Both teams have met 60 times in the past and Crystal Palace have won 28 games compared to Stoke City’s 19. The other 13 games have ended in a draw.
Crystal Palace vs Stoke City Team News
Crystal Palace: Nathan Ferguson and Joel Ward are the two absentees for Crystal Palace.
Stoke City: Harry Souttar and Abdallah Sima are injured whereas Morgan Fox is suspended for the game.
Crystal Palace vs Stoke City Probable Playing XI
Vicente Guaita; Nathaniel Clyne, Joachim Andersen, Marc Guehi, Tyrick Mitchell; Conor Gallagher, Cheikhou Kouyate, Luka Milivojevic; Wilfried Zaha, Christian Benteke, Michael Olise
Jack Bonham; Tommy Smith, Phil Jagielka, Taylor Harwood-Bellis, Liam Moore; Lewis Baker, Joe Allen, Sam Clucas; Tyrese Campbell, Jacob Brown, Nick Powell
Crystal Palace vs Stoke City D11 Team
Vicente Guaita, Nathaniel Clyne, Tommy Smith, Phil Jagielka, Marc Guehi, Conor Gallagher (VC), Cheikhou Kouyate, Luka Milivojevic, Joe Allen, Wilfried Zaha ©, Jacob Brown
Crystal Palace vs Stoke City Probable Winners
Though Crystal Palace are not in great form, they have enough armour in their armory to defeat Stoke City. Despite the close game, we predict the hosts to nick the win in the FA Cup knockout tie.
Predictions: Crystal Palace 1-0 Stoke City
Crystal Palace vs Stoke City Live Stream
The Crystal Palace vs Stoke City game is available on the Sony LIV application and Sony Network