Norwich City v Stoke City tips – side with Potters on handicap

Stoke can make their Premier League experience tell

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Betting Tip: Stoke City +0.25 @ 7/8 with ladbrokes

Mark Hughes will reflect on a strange opening to the season which could have seen Stoke claim three points against Liverpool and also be soundly beaten by Tottenham.

Instead, City lost to a late Philippe Coutinho goal at the Britannia Stadium before coming from behind to draw against Tottenham. Sparky will be glad of the way the Potters acquitted themselves in these two matches.

Stoke now head to Carrow Road to face a Norwich team who lost 3-1 at home to Crystal Palace in their opening match before a 3-1 victory of their own at Sunderland.

It’s hard to fault Alex Neil so far who has worked minor miracles to get the Canaries promoted and they will be tough nuts to crack at home.

However, this Stoke team is made of stern stuff and that comeback at Tottenham illustrates a never-say-die spirit, with Xherdan Shaqiri set to make his debut in this match and the former Bayern man arrives with a glittering reputation.

This sort of signing speaks volumes for the stature of Stoke City and they can at least get a point against a team who are lively in attack although those soft goals conceded against Palace a fortnight ago means they can’t be supported here.

Betting Tip: Stoke City +0.25 @ 7/8 with ladbrokes

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