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History of the Ipswich Town v Stoke City fixture

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:
2005/2006Sat 08 AprIpswich Town1 - 4Stoke CityCHMP
2005/2006Mon 02 JanStoke City2 - 2Ipswich TownCHMP
2004/2005Tue 28 DecIpswich Town1 - 0Stoke CityCHMP
2004/2005Tue 14 SepStoke City3 - 2Ipswich TownCHMP
2003/2004Tue 02 MarStoke City2 - 0Ipswich TownCHMP
2003/2004Sat 18 OctIpswich Town1 - 0Stoke CityCHMP
2002/2003Sat 08 MarIpswich Town0 - 0Stoke CityCHMP

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:PWDLFAP
Ipswich Town6222878
Stoke City64117313

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

Sequence statistics:
Ipswich Town Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Stoke City Not won in previous 2 away matches.