Stoke City prepare to entertain Birmingham City at Britannia Stadium at lunchtime on Saturday, looking to continue an impressive record. The Potters are clearly on top, having won 27 and lost only 8 of the 45 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Britannia Stadium was less than a year ago, in February 2006, with Birmingham C. inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Potters in a F.A. Cup match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2005/2006||Sun 19 Feb||Stoke City||0-1||Birmingham C.||FAC|
|1997/1998||Sat 10 Jan||Stoke City||0 - 7||Birmingham C.||CHMP|
|1997/1998||Sat 09 Aug||Birmingham C.||2 - 0||Stoke City||CHMP|
|1996/1997||Fri 10 Jan||Stoke City||1 - 0||Birmingham C.||CHMP|
|1996/1997||Sat 14 Sep||Birmingham C.||3 - 1||Stoke City||CHMP|
|1995/1996||Sat 17 Feb||Stoke City||1 - 0||Birmingham C.||CHMP|
|1995/1996||Tue 12 Sep||Birmingham C.||1 - 1||Stoke City||CHMP|
Recent respective form guides
Stoke City have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, The Potters's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 7.
Birmingham C. have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. Blues have conceded 8 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.
Stoke City's 3 points from 2 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position. Birmingham C. are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 6 points from 2 games.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Your FootyMad panel thinks that Stoke City's indifferent home form is due to continue with a narrow home defeat against Birmingham C.. Away win
|Stoke City||4 games since last home draw.|
Not drawn a match in their last 7 .
|Birmingham C.||Last drawn game 4 outings ago.|