Southampton face a trip to Stoke City at Britannia Stadium on Tuesday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Saints will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 17 and win only 7 of the 30 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in March 2007, the Potters carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a Championship match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2007/2008||Sat 25 Aug||Southampton||3 - 2||Stoke City||CHMP|
|2006/2007||Sat 10 Mar||Stoke City||2 - 1||Southampton||CHMP|
|2006/2007||Sat 21 Oct||Southampton||1 - 0||Stoke City||CHMP|
|2005/2006||Sat 15 Apr||Stoke City||1 - 2||Southampton||CHMP|
|2005/2006||Sat 29 Oct||Southampton||2 - 0||Stoke City||CHMP|
|1984/1985||Sat 16 Mar||Southampton||0 - 0||Stoke City||PREM|
|1984/1985||Sat 13 Oct||Stoke City||1 - 3||Southampton||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Stoke City are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Potters in those games, with 4 conceded.
Southampton have an average recent record on the road, remaining unbeaten in the last six, though five of those have been draws. The Saints's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 8 goals for and 7 against.
Stoke City are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 53 points from 31 games. Southampton find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 38 points from their 31 matches.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Southampton have an average recent record on the road, and this could be the reason why Stoke City may poach a narrow victory, according to the Madmen. Home win
|Stoke City||Unbeaten in the last 8 home games.|
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
|Southampton||Previous 5 away games have finished all-square.|
Not won in previous 5 away matches.
No win in the 3 most recent games.