FM Preview: Stoke City v Norwich City 03 Mar 2012

Footymad preview History of the Stoke City v Norwich City fixture

Stoke City play host to Norwich City at Britannia Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Potters are clearly on top, having won 14 and lost only 4 of the 24 games.

The last time the two teams met at Stoke City was just over four years ago, in December 2007, the Potters carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sun 21 Aug Norwich City 1 - 1 Stoke City Premier League
2007/2008 Tue 11 Mar Norwich City 0 - 1 Stoke City Championship
2007/2008 Sat 01 Dec Stoke City 2-1 Norwich City Championship
2006/2007 Sat 17 Mar Norwich City 1 - 0 Stoke City Championship
2006/2007 Sat 28 Oct Stoke City 5 - 0 Norwich City Championship
2005/2006 Sat 04 Mar Norwich City 2 - 1 Stoke City Championship
2005/2006 Mon 29 Aug Stoke City 3 - 1 Norwich City Championship

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Recent respective form guides

Stoke City's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 in the wrong end.

Norwich City's away form is none too clever either, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. The Canaries's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 11 goals for and 10 against.

Stoke City see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 33 points from their 26 games played so far,

Norwich City's 35 points from 26 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 8th position.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Stoke City 6 2 0 4 5 5 6
Norwich City 6 3 0 3 9 10 9

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing seems to be going right for the Potters at home recently, and we can see no immediate turn around in fortunes as the Canaries come away with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Stoke City 5 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 9 .
Norwich City 6 games since last away draw.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.

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