FootyMAD's Ipswich Town match preview
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 22nd December 2006
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Ipswich Town and Stoke City at 15:00 on Saturday 23rd December 2006 in the Championship.
Stoke City face a trip to Ipswich Town at Portman Road on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Potters will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2006, as the visitors ran out cosy 1 - 4 winners in a Championship match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2005/2006||Sat 08 Apr||Ipswich Town||1 - 4||Stoke City||CHMP|
|2005/2006||Mon 02 Jan||Stoke City||2 - 2||Ipswich Town||CHMP|
|2004/2005||Tue 28 Dec||Ipswich Town||1 - 0||Stoke City||CHMP|
|2004/2005||Tue 14 Sep||Stoke City||3 - 2||Ipswich Town||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Tue 02 Mar||Stoke City||2 - 0||Ipswich Town||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Sat 18 Oct||Ipswich Town||1 - 0||Stoke City||CHMP|
|2002/2003||Sat 08 Mar||Ipswich Town||0 - 0||Stoke City||CHMP|
Recent respective form guides
Ipswich Town have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 12 goals have been scored by the Tractor Boys in those games, with 7 conceded.
Stoke City have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. Only 4 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 leaked at the wrong end.
Ipswich Town see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola Championship, showing a record of 29 points from their 23 games played so far, Stoke City lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola Championship, picking up 37 from their 23 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 ...
The away form of the Potters has not been the best, though the Footymad panel sees them pulling off a narrow win on their visit to Ipswich Town. Away win
|Ipswich Town||Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.|
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
|Stoke City||Not won in previous 2 away matches.|
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