Meanwhile, the home side head into Wednesday's contest having recorded three successive draws, form which has kept the division's minnows in the bottom three.
Having conceded six goals during their previous two matches, few people would have been surprised to see Stoke record an uneventful goalless draw at Sheffield Wednesday.
Both managers must take part of the blame for their sides delivering a lacklustre spectacle, but Michael O'Neill would have been satisfied with his team getting back on track in defence.
Young goalkeeper Josef Bursik was also able to keep a much-needed clean sheet as he comes under pressure from veteran Niki Maenpaa, although greater tests will follow against more attack-minded opposition.
Having dropped two points outside of the playoff places, the onus is on O'Neill to put together a strategy capable of gaining three points against one of the most improved sides in the division.
That will almost certainly see him stick with a back four, but the Chairboys will welcome those tactics as they bid to extend their recent unbeaten run.
Three draws in succession, the latest coming at relegation rivals Derby County, have kept Gareth Ainsworth's side within touching distance of getting out of the relegation zone.
Improvements are still required in the final third, but last season's League One playoff winners have conceded just four goals in their last half a dozen outings.
That is on par with current leaders Norwich City, and a better return in attack could lead to Wycombe making regular progress up the standings ahead of the Christmas period.
Wycombe Wanderers Championship form: WWLDDD
Stoke City Championship form: WLWWLD
Wycombe Wanderers possible starting lineup:
Allsopp; Grimmer, Stewart, Knight, Jacobson; Wheeler, Adeniran, Bloomfield; McCleary, Akinfenwa, Horgan
Stoke City possible starting lineup:
Bursik; Collins, Chester, Batth, Fox; Mikel, Clucas; Campbell, Powell, Brown; Vokes
We say: Wycombe Wanderers 1-2 Stoke City
Stoke will not be feeling particularly confident heading into this fixture, and that will only play into the favour of a spirited Wycombe side. However, Stoke's extra quality in the final third could prove decisive, and we are backing the visitors to edge a hard-fought contest.