Our analysis of all available data, including recent performances and player stats up until an hour before kickoff, suggested the most likely outcome of this match was a Stoke City win with a probability of 37.6%. A win for Blackpool had a probability of 33.68% and a draw had a probability of 28.7%.
The most likely scoreline for a Stoke City win was 1-0 with a probability of 12.27%. The next most likely scorelines for that outcome were 2-1 (7.75%) and 2-0 (7.14%). The likeliest Blackpool win was 0-1 (11.44%), while for a drawn scoreline it was 1-1 (13.32%). The actual scoreline of 2-0 was predicted with a 7.1% likelihood. Our data analysis correctly predicted that Stoke City would win this match.