Whilst Soke fans must be delighted with the start their side has made to this season’s campaign, dropped points in last week’s fixture against Wigan may still come back to haunt Tony Pulis and his men.
Blackpool have had an extended break after their tussle with Manchester United was called off due to the snow. Their away form has been excellent thus far, and they will certainly fancy themselves to get something at the Britannia.
The Seasiders have been boosted by Derby County’s insistence this week that they do not want in form Luke Varney to return to Pride Park when his initial six-month loan spell expires in January.
I can see a rested Blackpool side grabbing some early festive merriment this weekend and taking a point from Stoke as both sides gear up for some challenging assignments in the coming weeks.