FootyMAD's Stoke City match preview

Last updated : 11 February 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Stoke City v Southampton fixture

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.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 25 AugSouthampton3 - 2Stoke CityCHMP
2006/2007Sat 10 MarStoke City2 - 1SouthamptonCHMP
2006/2007Sat 21 OctSouthampton1 - 0Stoke CityCHMP
2005/2006Sat 15 AprStoke City1 - 2SouthamptonCHMP
2005/2006Sat 29 OctSouthampton2 - 0Stoke CityCHMP
1984/1985Sat 16 MarSouthampton0 - 0Stoke CityPREM
1984/1985Sat 13 OctStoke City1 - 3SouthamptonPREM

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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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

Sequence statistics:
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.