Premier League 2 Divison Two match preview: Crystal Palace U23 versus Stoke City U23

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Competition: England Premier League 2 Divison Two
Competition: Mon 12.April
Match begins: 12:00 (UTC)
Venue: Selhurst Park (25073 seats)

Crystal Palace U23 and Stoke City U23 are both riding high in the Premier League 2 Divison Two with their 4th and 2nd positions respectively. Expect a great game!

Insights:
  • Crystal Palace U23 have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded at home.
  • Stoke City U23 have the fewest dropped points from leading position (0) in Premier League 2 Divison Two

Both teams should be fairly well rested for this game, as they have had some quiet days to prepare. Hopefully this will translate into lots of action on the pitch.

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Crystal Palace U23 form and stats

6 victories, 1 draw and 3 defeats. That’s what Crystal Palace U23 have to build on here at Selhurst Park in the Premier League 2 Divison Two.

Crystal Palace U23 enjoyed a nice away win last time out, playing at West Bromwich Albion U23's place. The match ended 2-1 with C. Wickham (2) scoring. Before that game, the home loss against Sunderland U23 with the scoreline 1-2.

Crystal Palace U23 can score goals in their home matches. After 10 league matches they have found the net 24 times. Crystal have conceded 10 in these home matches.

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Stoke City U23 form and stats

The story so far for the visiting team, who have the fewest clean sheets (0) away in Premier League 2 Divison Two, on their Premier League 2 Divison Two travels is 4 wins, 0 draws and 5 defeats. Stoke have been producing wins at home as well, producing a total of seven victories in a row regardless of arena. Stoke have won three away matches in a row now and will not be intimidated by being the visitors in this fixture.

Two travels in a row for Stoke, whose manager K. Russell could celebrate last time after the Premier League 2 Divison Two win against Aston Villa U23. Before that, Stoke secured a home win against Fulham U23 with the score 1-0.

Stoke can call themselves comeback kings after the match against Aston Villa U23. Buried deep in trouble at 0-2, the troops rallied and completely turned the match around to a 4-3 victory. D. James-Taylor scored the final goal. A crazy, crazy match with lots of goals last time out for Stoke, as mentioned above. 7 goals in that one, will this match be as much fun?

The travelling fans enjoy Stoke's attacking play in away games, having scored 14 goals in 9 league matches away. It's worth mentioning that 9 of these goals has been scored in their last three away matches. As for defending, Stoke rarely keep clean sheets as they have conceded 17 goals from these away matches.

Head 2 Head

The teams have played each other before this season, with the result Stoke City U23 - Crystal 1-0 entered in the official records.

Top Goalscorers

Stoke City U23E. Varian
E. Varian
8 goals
Crystal Palace U23S. Spence
S. Spence
6 goals
Crystal Palace U23R. Street
R. Street
5 goals

Crystal Palace U23 missing players

Stoke City U23 missing players

Crystal Palace U23 Stoke City U23
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
20 10 2 Played P 2 9 19
9 6 2 Won W 1 4 12
2 1 0 Drew D 0 0 0
9 3 0 Lost L 1 5 7
39 24 3 Scored S 2 14 35
35 10 0 Conceded C 2 17 26
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
80% 80% 50% Over 1.5 O 1.5 50% 89% 79%
70% 70% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 78% 63%
40% 40% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 33% 37%
35% 30% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 22% 21%
50% 40% 0% BTTS BTTS 50% 67% 53%
30% 50% 100% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 21%
20% 10% 0% Failed to Score F T 50% 33% 26%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.7 1.2 1 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 4.5 2.7 2.5
1 1 0 Red cards R C 0 0 1
 
11.1 12.9 9 Shots (avg) S ( 6.5 9 9
5.3 6.3 5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 4 4.6 4.3
38% 40% 40% Goal Efficiency G E 25% 34% 43%
Key stats in Premier League 2 Divison Two this season:
  • Crystal Palace U23 have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded at home.
  • Crystal Palace U23 haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Stoke City U23 have failed to keep a clean sheet in all their away matches.
  • Stoke City U23 have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Stoke City U23 have the fewest clean sheets (0) away in Premier League 2 Divison Two
  • Stoke City U23 have the fewest dropped points from leading position (0) in Premier League 2 Divison Two
  • Stoke City U23 have the fewest scored goals in the second half (12) in Premier League 2 Divison Two
  • Stoke City U23 have the most points from losing position (18) in Premier League 2 Divison Two
  • Stoke City U23 haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Stoke City U23 is in the best form (6-0-0)

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Leeds U23 21 16 1 4 54 25 11 10 1 0 29 8 10 6 0 4 25 17 29 49
2 Stoke City U23 19 12 0 7 35 26 10 8 0 2 21 9 9 4 0 5 14 17 9 36
3 Burnley U23 21 9 3 9 32 34 11 5 2 4 19 19 10 4 1 5 13 15 -2 30
4 Crystal Palace U23 20 9 2 9 39 35 10 6 1 3 24 10 10 3 1 6 15 25 4 29
5 Wolves U23 19 8 4 7 30 28 8 4 1 3 13 11 11 4 3 4 17 17 2 28
6 Reading U23 19 9 1 9 31 44 9 5 0 4 18 20 10 4 1 5 13 24 -13 28
7 Aston Villa U23 19 8 3 8 40 36 10 3 2 5 22 20 9 5 1 3 18 16 4 27
8 Sunderland U23 19 8 3 8 34 34 9 4 1 4 20 22 10 4 2 4 14 12 0 27
9 Middlesbrough U23 19 7 4 8 33 28 9 3 2 4 13 14 10 4 2 4 20 14 5 25
10 Norwich City U23 19 7 2 10 24 27 10 3 2 5 12 12 9 4 0 5 12 15 -3 23
11 Fulham U23 20 7 2 11 32 43 9 3 1 5 14 18 11 4 1 6 18 25 -11 23
12 Newcastle Utd U23 19 6 3 10 26 38 10 4 1 5 15 23 9 2 2 5 11 15 -12 21
13 West Bromwich Albion U23 18 5 2 11 28 40 10 4 1 5 14 18 8 1 1 6 14 22 -12 17