FootyMAD's Ipswich Town match preview

Last updated : 11 January 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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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 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:
2006/2007Tue 30 JanStoke City0 - 0Ipswich TownCHMP
2006/2007Sat 23 DecIpswich Town0 - 1Stoke CityCHMP
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

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.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Ipswich Town6213677
Stoke City624012910

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

Sequence statistics:
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.