Crawley Town vs Stoke City Match Info
Date: Tuesday September 24 2019
Kick-off time: 7.45pm BST
Venue: People’s Pension Stadium (Broadfield)
Crawley Town vs Stoke City Head-To-Head Record
1 previous match
February 19 2012 (FA Cup 5th round): Crawley Town 0-2 Stoke City
Crawley Town vs Stoke City Stats
- Crawley Town are trying to reach the fourth round of the League Cup for the first time
- Stoke City have lost at this third-round stage in each of the previous three seasons
- Stoke’s only win in 10 matches so far this term was in the Carabao Cup first round
Crawley Town vs Stoke City Match Preview
Crawley Town will sense a great opportunity to reach the last 16 of the Carabao Cup for the first time on Tuesday when they host a Stoke City side who are struggling badly.
Stoke have suffered an appalling couple of years in which they were relegated from the Premier League in 2018, the subsequent managerial appointment of Gary Rowett did not work out and now his successor, Nathan Jones, is enduring a torrid time at the helm.
Jones had done superbly with Luton, whom he left for Stoke, but he has won only four of his 31 matches in charge of the Potters and the fans are running out of patience. If the Welshman loses this tie, he may not still be around for Friday’s match against Nottingham Forest.
But there was some encouragement from the clean sheet in Saturday’s 0-0 draw away to Brentford and credit can also be taken via the fact that Stoke have knocked two Championship rivals out of this competition, including Leeds away from home on penalties.
Crawley have gone one better in the sense that they ousted top-flight side Norwich in the previous round, so the club currently positioned eighth in the League Two table should not have any fears about hosting a team currently showing relegation form.
However, there ought to still be a significant gap in quality here and with Stoke urgently needing a positive result to try and spark an upturn in their fortunes, we will take a chance on them progressing to the next round – and potentially saving their manager’s job for the time being at least.
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Crawley Town vs Stoke City Betting Tips
Stoke City to win @ 17/20 with Coral
Under 2.5 goals @ 5/4 with Unibet