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Premier League: Stoke home form provides tough test for poor travellers West Ham

Stoke City will look to exploit their strength at home and West Ham United's weakness on the road when Sam Allardyce's side visit the Britannia Stadium on Saturday.

Stoke have lost only once on their own patch so far this season and can be confident of preserving that record against a West Ham team that have lost nine games and won only twice away from Upton Park in 2012-13.Stoke City vs West Ham United live|Watch Stoke City vs West Ham United live streaming online.

That includes five consecutive away defeats, in which the Londoners have conceded 14 goals - almost three per game.Stoke City vs West Ham United live|Watch Stoke City vs West Ham United live streaming online.

However, there are reasons to be believe they can get a result. Firstly, Allardyce's men looked good for long periods of their 3-2 defeat against Tottenham Hotspur on Monday night and would have got a draw, if not a win, had it not been for two individual goals from Gareth Bale.

And the manager can also point to the fact that, on paper, Stoke are in the same poor form as his own team, with both sides having lost five of their last seven matches.Stoke City vs West Ham United live|Watch Stoke City vs West Ham United live streaming online.

But he will also be instilling into his players the fact that they are now only six points above the relegation zone and while do not appear to be in immediate danger, a continuation of their poor form could see them dragged into a battle against the drop.Stoke City vs West Ham United live|Watch Stoke City vs West Ham United live streaming online.

Stoke, on the other hand, have been cut adrift in the chase for European qualification and will instead be concentrating on collecting enough points to consolidate their place in the top 10 come the end of the season.Stoke City vs West Ham United live|Watch Stoke City vs West Ham United live streaming online.

They will also be conscious of the need to turn draws into wins, having been held in 12 of their 27 league games so far this season.

Stoke will be missing Robert Huth as the centre-back begins the three-match suspension handed to him earlier this week by the FA relating to an incident in last weekend's 1-0 defeat at Fulham, where he caught Philippe Senderos in the face with his forearm.

Marc Wilson or Geoff Cameron will cover in the middle of defence alongside skipper Ryan Shawcross.

Midfielder Steven Nzonzi will be wearing a protective face mask if he features having broken his nose at Craven Cottage, while winger Matthew Etherington (back) and striker Michael Owen (thigh) will undergo late fitness tests.Stoke City vs West Ham United live|Watch Stoke City vs West Ham United live streaming online.

West Ham captain Kevin Nolan is out of the game at the Britannia Stadium with a broken toe.

A foot injury was exacerbated in Monday's 3-2 loss to Tottenham and West Ham hope his absence will be temporary, while his fellow midfielder Mark Noble is doubtful with an arm problem which saw him miss the Spurs loss.Stoke City vs West Ham United live|Watch Stoke City vs West Ham United live streaming online.

Guy Demel is fit despite going off in the latter stages of the loss to Tottenham, while George McCartney (knee) is continuing his comeback and is unlikely to feature.

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