FootyMAD's Leeds United match preview
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 29th December 2006
The game between Stoke City and Leeds United in the Championship on Saturday 30th December 2006 at 15:00 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
Stoke City prepare to entertain Leeds United at Britannia Stadium on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 43 games played, Potters have recorded 21 wins, and Leeds Utd. have come away with 15 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Britannia Stadium was just last season, in December 2005, with Leeds Utd. inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Potters 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 14 Oct||Leeds Utd.||0 - 4||Stoke City||CHMP|
|2005/2006||Sat 25 Mar||Leeds Utd.||0 - 0||Stoke City||CHMP|
|2005/2006||Wed 28 Dec||Stoke City||0-1||Leeds Utd.||CHMP|
|2004/2005||Sat 22 Jan||Stoke City||0 - 1||Leeds Utd.||CHMP|
|2004/2005||Tue 28 Sep||Leeds Utd.||0 - 0||Stoke City||CHMP|
|1997/1998||Wed 15 Oct||Stoke City||1 - 3||Leeds Utd.||LGEC|
|1989/1990||Sat 20 Jan||Leeds Utd.||2 - 0||Stoke City||CHMP|
Recent respective form guides
Stoke City have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 12 goals for the Potters, with 2 goals against.
In complete contrast to Stoke City, Leeds Utd. are having a torrid time on their travels, chalking up just 1 victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. While the Whites have hit 6 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Stoke City lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola Championship, picking up 40 points from their 25 games so far. Leeds Utd. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Coca-Cola Championship with a return of just 21 points from their 25 games thus 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 ...
Its good news for Stoke City fans, because, with them being in such great nick at home, I just cannot see any further than an emphatic home win for the Potters. Home win
|Stoke City||8 games since last home draw.|
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
|Leeds Utd.||Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.|
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
No win in the 6 most recent games.
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