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 just last season, in December 2006, with Stoke City inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Tractor Boys 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||Tue 30 Jan||Stoke City||0 - 0||Ipswich Town||CHMP|
|2006/2007||Sat 23 Dec||Ipswich Town||0 - 1||Stoke City||CHMP|
|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|
Recent respective form guides
Ipswich Town have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Tractor Boys in those games, with 4 conceded.
The Potters have had a decent run of form away from home recently, unbeaten in their last six, consisting of three wins and three draws. The games have constituted a decent return of 14 goals for the Potters, and 4 goals against.
Ipswich Town's total of 39 points from their 26 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola Championship. Stoke City are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 43 points from 26 games.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Potters's decent recent efforts out on the road should see them narrowly take the spoils from the match with Ipswich Town, believes the FootyMad team. Away win
|Ipswich Town||Not drawn a match in their last 4 .|
|Stoke City||Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.|
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 4 games.
No win in the 4 most recent games.