Stoke vs Plymouth prediction, odds & betting tips – 20/04/2024

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Stoke vs Plymouth prediction
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Stoke and Plymouth are set to go head to head in a massive game at the bottom of the Championship as the battle for survival nears its conclusion.

Both clubs are currently outside of the relegation zone but defeat here would plunge either side into serious trouble with just two games of the season left. Ahead of this relegation six-pointer at the Bet365 Stadium, check out our Stoke vs Plymouth prediction.

Stoke vs Plymouth prediction: A game that will be decided by the finest of margins

Stoke vs Plymouth predictions
Our pick

🔥Hot tip

Both Teams to score

⚽ Correct score prediction

Stoke 1-1 Plymouth

🟨 PLAYER to be booked

Jordan Thompson

Key stats

  • Stoke have drawn three of their last four Championship matches.
  • Plymouth are unbeaten in their last three Championship matches.
  • Stoke's Jordan Thompson has been booked more times (14) than any other player in the Championship this season and has three in his last three appearances.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Can the Pilgrims extend their unbeaten run?

  • HOME: 5/6 (1.83) – 54.5%
  • DRAW: 5/2 (3.50) – 28.6%
  • AWAY: 10/3 (4.33) – 23.1%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

According to the Stoke vs Plymouth odds, the Potters should be winning this match. We believe they have been priced slightly unfairly, as the form guide suggests that Plymouth are the better team coming into the match so for Stoke to be priced worse than evens is a shock.

The Potters did find a bit of form at the end of March, recording three wins in five matches but two of those came away from home. Their form at the Bet365 Stadium has been poor all season and only three teams have fared worse on home soil all season. They do need the points though, so the crowd should be a big help given the magnitude of the match.

Plymouth's decision to sack Ian Foster is looking like a better one each week. They have gone three games unbeaten since they parted ways with Foster and recorded a famous 1-0 win over Leicester last weekend in front of their home supporters. Their form is very good and we can see them picking up another positive result on Saturday.

Two more free betting tips for Stoke vs Plymouth:

  • Under 2.5 goals – 10/11 (1.91)
  • Morgan Whittaker to score anytime – 13/5 (3.60)

Last five H2Hs: Unfamiliar foes

Plymouth and Stoke have spent much of the last 25 years in different leagues, so meetings between the two clubs have been few and far between. The reverse fixture earlier this season finished 2-1 to the Pilgrims – their first match against each other in 16 years.

England Championship 02/12/23

Plymouth

Plymouth

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Stoke

Stoke

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Stoke preview: Searching for three more points

Steven Schumacher will need more from his team if they are to survive the drop with their current points tally of 47 not enough. One more win should do it, and this is their best chance of obtaining that out of their final three league games. They will have to do it without three injured stars, including Ben Pearson.

Predicted lineup: Iversen (GK), Wilmot, McNally, Rose, Thompson, Baker, Stevens, Leris, Laurent, Joon-Ho, Campbell

UK Friendlies 23/07/24

W

Crewe

Crewe

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Stoke

Stoke

2

Europe Friendlies 17/07/24

W

Cork City

Cork City

0

Stoke

Stoke

5

UK Friendlies 11/07/24

W

Chester

Chester

0

Stoke

Stoke

3

Others 21/05/24

D

Man City

Man City

0

Stoke

Stoke

0

England Championship 04/05/24

W

Bristol City

Bristol City

0

Stoke

Stoke

4

Plymouth preview: Can momentum see them over the line?

There is something every single team in the EFL are searching for at this time of the season – momentum. Plymouth have exactly that after recording two wins and a draw in their last three matches so there is no real reason for their management team to change a working formula on Saturday.

Predicted lineup: Cooper (GK), Pleguezuelo, Scarr, Galloway, Mumba, Forshaw, Randell, Miller, Whittaker, Bundu, Miller

UK Friendlies 20/07/24

W

Cheltenham

Cheltenham

1

Plymouth

Plymouth

5

World Club Friendlies 12/07/24

D

Orlando Pirates

Orlando Pirates

2

Plymouth

Plymouth

2

England Championship 04/05/24

W

Hull

Hull

0

Plymouth

Plymouth

1

England Championship 27/04/24

L

Millwall

Millwall

1

Plymouth

Plymouth

0

England Championship 20/04/24

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Stoke

Stoke

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Plymouth

Plymouth

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Player to watch: Morgan Whittaker

Morgan Whittaker
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Only two players in the Championship have scored more goals than Plymouth's Morgan Whittaker this season which has led to rumours about a potential transfer this summer swirl in recent weeks.

Priority number one: Keep Plymouth up

Regardless of what happens in the summer, Whittaker has three games to ensure Plymouth are playing Championship football next season. He is just one shy of reaching the magic number of 20 in terms of league goals.


Andy is a freelance Sports Journalist with ten years of experience covering football in the United Kingdom and abroad for various publications including the Manchester Evening News, UtdReport and Football Whispers. Andy also has a keen interest in basketball, cricket, golf and tennis and has covered major sporting events such as the Masters in Augusta.