FootyMAD's Burnley match preview
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Sunday, 31st December 2006
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Burnley and Stoke City at 15:00 on Monday 1st January 2007 in the Championship.
Stoke City face a trip to Burnley at Turf Moor on Monday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 50 games played, Potters have recorded 15 wins, and Burnley have come away with 25 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in December 2005, the Clarets carving out a narrow 1 - 0 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:|
|2006/2007||Sat 16 Sep||Stoke City||0 - 1||Burnley||CHMP|
|2005/2006||Sat 18 Mar||Stoke City||1 - 0||Burnley||CHMP|
|2005/2006||Mon 26 Dec||Burnley||1 - 0||Stoke City||CHMP|
|2004/2005||Mon 03 Jan||Stoke City||0 - 1||Burnley||CHMP|
|2004/2005||Sat 25 Sep||Burnley||2 - 2||Stoke City||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Sun 28 Dec||Burnley||0 - 1||Stoke City||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Sat 06 Sep||Stoke City||1 - 2||Burnley||CHMP|
Recent respective form guides
Burnley have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 9 to 7.
The Potters have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. These low-scoring games have seen just 5 goals scored and conceded.
Burnley's 37 points from 26 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position. Stoke City lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola Championship, picking up 43 from their 26 games so far.
For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here
|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
FootyMad's prediction ...
Stoke City are not doing too bad on their travels, and I think they should continue by carving out a narrow victory at Burnley. Away win
|Burnley||Drawn last 2 games at home.|
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 6 most recent games.
|Stoke City||Last drawn game 6 outings ago.|
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