FM Preview: Stoke City v Manchester City 24 Mar 2012
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 23rd March 2012
The game between Stoke City and Manchester City in the Premier League on 24th March 2012 at 17:30 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
History of the Stoke City v Manchester City fixture
Manchester City face a trip to Stoke City at Britannia Stadium at tea-time on Saturday, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Sky Blues will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 28 and win only 11 of the 48 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Britannia Stadium was just last season, in November 2010, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a Premier League match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2011/2012||Wed 21 Dec||Man. City||3 - 0||Stoke City||Premier League|
|2010/2011||Tue 17 May||Man. City||3 - 0||Stoke City||Premier League|
|2010/2011||Sat 14 May||Man. City||1 - 0||Stoke City||F.A. Cup|
|2010/2011||Sat 27 Nov||Stoke City||1-1||Man. City||Premier League|
|2009/2010||Wed 24 Feb||Stoke City||3 - 1||Man. City||F.A. Cup|
|2009/2010||Tue 16 Feb||Stoke City||1 - 1||Man. City||Premier League|
|2009/2010||Sat 13 Feb||Man. City||1 - 1||Stoke City||F.A. Cup|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Stoke City have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, A generous 6 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.
Manchester City have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 leaked at the wrong end.
Stoke City see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 37 points from their 29 games played so far,
Manchester City's total of 69 points from their 29 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.
Current overall team form
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FootyMad's prediction ...
The away form of the Sky Blues has not been the best, though the Footymad panel sees them pulling off a narrow win on their visit to Stoke City. Away win
|Stoke City||6 games since last home draw.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
|Manchester City||Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Last drawn game 12 outings ago.
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