FootyMAD's Stoke City match preview

Last updated : 09 November 2007 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 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:
2005/2006Sat 01 AprStoke City1 - 1Sheff. Utd.CHMP
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

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,

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Stoke City630311129
Sheff. Utd.6231669

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

Sequence statistics:
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