The Potters are looking to embark upon a decent cup run in the midst of a middling league campaign and they will be eager to bounce back from a hugely disappointing 3-1 defeat at Brentford on Saturday afternoon. The Potters have a new man at the helm in the form of ex Luton Town boss Nathan Jones and he will look to get things back on track in front of the home fans in his first outing at the Bet365 Stadium.
Stoke City’s chances of bouncing straight back up to the Premier League at the first time of asking are looking pretty slim given that they have only managed a single win in their last seven outings across all competitions. Despite this they are being priced up as heavy odds-on favourites to win in ninety minutes on Tuesday evening although with goals conceded in four of the home side’s last five games and the visitors finding the net in each of their last eight across all competitions, we don’t envisage this being a walk in the park for the Potters, the bookmakers giving away free bets on Stoke City v Shrewsbury Town.
This opens up the possibility of there being a shock in store at the Bet365 Stadium this week although given that the Shrews were thumped to the tune of 3-0 at home to Charlton Athletic on Saturday afternoon, spirits will likely be pretty low in the visiting camp. Stoke City should do just about enough to edge this tie but this will nevertheless be a closely-fought affair with both sides finding the back of the net, Ladbrokes Bookmakers going 13/5 on Stoke City to win and both teams to score.