FootyMAD's Stoke City match preview

Last updated : 31 March 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Stoke City v Sheffield United fixture

Sheff. Utd. face a trip to Stoke City at Britannia Stadium on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 50 games played, The Blades have recorded 15 wins, and Stoke City have come away with 23 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in March 2005, with Stoke City running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 31 DecSheff. Utd.2 - 1Stoke CityCHMP
2004/2005Sat 12 MarStoke City2 - 0Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2004/2005Tue 10 AugSheff. Utd.0 - 0Stoke CityCHMP
2003/2004Sat 17 AprSheff. Utd.0 - 1Stoke CityCHMP
2003/2004Sat 01 NovStoke City2 - 2Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2002/2003Sat 15 MarStoke City0 - 0Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2002/2003Wed 23 OctSheff. Utd.2 - 1Stoke CityCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Stoke City are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. Only 4 goals have been registered in this time, with 5 in the wrong end.

Sheff. Utd. have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. 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 Coca Cola Championship, showing a record of 51 points from their 40 games played so far, Sheff. Utd. are holding the final promotion place in the Coca Cola Championship, and have accumulated 78 points from the 40 games they have played so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Stoke City6222568
Sheff. Utd.6213887

FootyMad's prediction ...

The away form of the The Blades has not been the best, though the Footymad panel sees them pulling off a narrow win on their visit to Stoke City. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Stoke City 5 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Sheff. Utd. Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.