FootyMAD's Stoke City match preview

Last updated : 30 January 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Stoke City v Manchester City fixture

Man. City travel to take on Stoke City at Britannia Stadium at lunchtime 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 ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The last time the two teams met at Stoke City was back in January 1999, over five years ago, with Man. City inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Potters in a League Division Two match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sun 26 OctMan. City3 - 0Stoke CityPREM
1998/1999Fri 29 JanStoke City0 - 1Man. CityLGE1
1998/1999Mon 28 DecMan. City2 - 1Stoke CityLGE1
1997/1998Sun 03 MayStoke City2 - 5Man. CityCHMP
1997/1998Wed 22 OctMan. City0 - 1Stoke CityCHMP
1996/1997Sat 22 MarMan. City2 - 0Stoke CityCHMP
1996/1997Sat 24 AugStoke City2 - 1Man. CityCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Stoke City have only collected 1 win and 3 draws from the last six home games played. Only 2 goals have been registered in this time, with 3 in the wrong end.

Man. City's away form is none too clever either, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. The Sky Blues's have scored 9 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 10.

Stoke City are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 21 points from their 23 games thus far. Man. City's 28 points from 22 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Stoke City60153101
Man. City631211910

FootyMad's prediction ...

Although Man. City have been far from successful in recent away games, I can see nothing other than an easy victory for them against Stoke City. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Stoke City Failed to win in previous 5 home matches.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 11 most recent games.
Man. City Not won in previous 4 away matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.