Sheff. Utd. face a trip to Stoke City at Britannia Stadium at tea-time on Saturday, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 51 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 April 2006, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a Championship match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2005/2006||Sat 01 Apr||Stoke City||1 - 1||Sheff. Utd.||CHMP|
|2005/2006||Sat 31 Dec||Sheff. Utd.||2 - 1||Stoke City||CHMP|
|2004/2005||Sat 12 Mar||Stoke City||2 - 0||Sheff. Utd.||CHMP|
|2004/2005||Tue 10 Aug||Sheff. Utd.||0 - 0||Stoke City||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Sat 17 Apr||Sheff. Utd.||0 - 1||Stoke City||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Sat 01 Nov||Stoke City||2 - 2||Sheff. Utd.||CHMP|
|2002/2003||Sat 15 Mar||Stoke City||0 - 0||Sheff. Utd.||CHMP|
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. The Potters's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 10.
Sheff. Utd. have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the The Blades have hit 8 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Stoke City lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola Championship, picking up 23 points from their 15 games so far. Sheff. Utd. see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola Championship, showing a record of 18 points from their 15 games played so far,
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FootyMad's prediction ...
FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Potters, as the The Blades have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win
|Stoke City||Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.|
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
|Sheff. Utd.||No sequences of note|