Crystal Palace (4-4-1-1) Speroni, Ward, Gabbidon, Delaney, Parr, Puncheon, Guedioura, Jedinak, Bannan, Gayle, Chamakh
Tony Pulis will be facing his former side and hope to lift his team off the bottom of the league. Cameron Jerome will miss the game due to the loan conditions of playing against his parent club Stoke.
Stoke (4-4-1-1) Sorensen, Cameron, Shawcross, Wilson, Pieters, Walters, Wielen, N’Zonzi, Assaidi, Adam, Crouch.
A goal for Charlie Adam last time out should keep him in the starting line-up to support Peter Crouch with new signing Stephen Ireland waiting on the bench. Asmir Begovic and Robert Huth are still sidelined with injuries.
Stoke are the easiest team in the league shortly followed by Crystal Palace.
— Timi (@TimiAdeyanju_) January 12, 2014
— Jason Dunn (@dunny8376) January 15, 2014
Guidetti could debut for Stoke against Crystal Palace on Saturday if selected. Big chance for him now to prove himself at this level.
— City Watch (@City_Watch) January 14, 2014
Crystal Palace striker keeps Stoke fans quiet in earlier fixture this year.
As Tony Pulis steps up against his former side there is no doubt that he will attempt to show what Stoke are missing and keep a clean sheet. Look no further than Crystal Palace’s Joel Ward, priced at a bargain 4.2 in the Official Fantasy Premier League game, to keep a shut out.
Crystal Palace vs Stoke: The Alternative Preview
Only four teams in Premier League history have had fewer goals after 21 games than Palace do (13).
Stoke City have won five and lost just one of their last seven games against Crystal Palace in all competitions.
The Potters have won none of their last eight Barclays Premier League away games (L6 D2).
Mark Hughes’ side have conceded at least three goals in five of their last six away league games, the exception being the 0-0 draw at Hull on December 14th.
Stoke have conceded a total of 14 goals in their last four Premier League games – this after conceding only three in their previous four in the competition.
No Premier League team has picked up fewer away points than Stoke this season (5, level with Hull).
Crystal Palace’s conversion rate of 7% this season is the lowest in the division (QPR had the lowest figure last season – 8%)
Selhurst Park has seen five goals from the penalty spot this season, more than any other ground in the Premier League.
Crystal Palace have scored only seven goals from open play, eight players in the division have more.
Stoke have played 211 Premier League games and have scored 210 goals.