The Hammers are very close to participation in The Europa League.

Last updated: May 12, 2016 by Leon Marshal

Game details


Kick-off: Sunday, 3pm
Venue: The Britannia Stadium
Coverage: Sky Sports 1, BBC 5 Live
Home form: LDLLL
Away form: WLWWD
Last season: 2-2
Competition: The Premier League

West Ham United recorded a magnificent 3-2 victory against Manchester United on Tuesday and The Hammers are again lying in 6th position in the standings. Even though Anthony Martian scored twice for Manchester United, but Diafra Sakho, Michail Antonio and Winston Reid secured the three points for The Hammers. The most important player for West Ham was again Dimitri Payet who set up the goals for his team (2 assists).

Stoke City are on a bad run. The Potters have only won once in their last 9 Premier League matches, having conceded 21 goals. Mark Hughes’ players have lost 5 of these games. Stoke City have failed to win 11 of 18 matches at The Britannia Stadium in The Premier League this season.

A draw has recently become the most common result in the matches between Stoke City and West Ham United. There has been 4 draws in the last 7 games between these two teams. The Hammers have recorded 7 away victories from 27 games against The Potters. So, Slaven Bilic’s players are not successful enough when visiting The Britannia Stadium.

Team News

West Ham’s goalkeeper, Adrian, is injured. So, Darren Randolph will start again for The Hammers. But he is not convincing enough, having conceded 6 goals in 2 matches.

Two of Stoke City’s goalkeepers are injured. Jack Butland has an ankle fracture, while Shay Given is suffering from a groin strain. The only option for Mark Hughes is Jakob Haugaard.

Glen Johnson is suffering from a knee injury. The right fullback has recorded 25 appearances for The Potters this season.

Afellay and Wilson are also injured for Stoke City. Ibrahim Afellay is out until January 2017, because he has received an ACL knee ligament injury.

Expected line-ups:

Stoke (4-2-3-1): Haugaard, Pieters, Bardsley, Wollscheid, Shawcross, Imbula, Cameron, Bojan, Diouf, Shaqiri, Arnautovic.
Subs Whelan, Ireland, Dionatan, Adam, Muniesa, Joselu, Crouch.
Injured: Butland, Walters, Johnson, Given, Afellay.
Not available:
West Ham (4-3-3): Randolph, Byram, Collins, Reid, Cresswell, Lanzini, Song, Noble, Payet, Valencia, Antonio.
Subs Carroll, Emenike, Moses, Tomkins, Kouyate, Obiang, Ogbonna.
Injured: Adrian
Not available:

So far this season

. . .
Stoke City this season West Ham this season
10 League Position 6
7 (6) (at home) Wins (away) 9 (7)
3-1 vs Bournemouth and Norwich Biggest win 3-0 vs. Liverpool and West Brom.
4 (5) (at home) Draws (away) 7 (7)
7 (8) (at home) Losses (away) 3 (4)
0-4 to Man City Biggest Defeat 1-4 to Swansea and Tottenham
Arnautovic (11) Top scorer Payet (9)
Arnautovic (6) Assist Leader Payet (12)
Y48, R4 Discipline Y57, R5
13 Failures to score 5
10 Clean Sheets 11
16 Both Teams to Score Games 24
17 Over 2.5 Games 23
20 Under 2.5 Games 14
  • West Ham United have scored at least 2 goals in their last 5 Premier League games away from the Boleyn Ground. They have lost none of these games.
  • Stoke City have conceded at least 2 goals in 5 of their last 6 league matches. The Potters have lost 4 of these matches.
  • The Hammers have only lost 4 matches away from The Boleyn Ground this season. They have also recorded 7 victories.
  • The last time West Ham United won an away match against Stoke City was on 2nd March 2013. Jack Collison scored the only goal of the game in the 45th minute.

Head to Head

Last 5 meetings between the two sides
Date Competition Game Result First Goal-scorer
05/12/15 The Premier League West Ham 0-0 Stoke
11/02/15 The Premier League West Ham 1-1 Stoke A. Cresswell 7′
30/08/14 The Premier League Stoke 2-2 West Ham V. Moses 33′
22/02/14 The Premier League Stoke 3-1 West Ham A. Carroll 5′
14/09/13 The Premier League West Ham 0-1 Stoke J. Pennant 82′