FootyMAD's Liverpool match preview
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 19th September 2008
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Liverpool and Stoke City at 15:00 on Saturday, 20th September 2008 in the Premier League.
Stoke City travel to take on Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday afternoon, and have come away with little in previous meetings, having taken no points from 46 of the 59 contests.
The last time the two teams met at Liverpool was more than a decade ago, in October 1994, the Reds carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a League Cup match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2000/2001||Wed 29 Nov||Stoke City||0 - 8||Liverpool||LGEC|
|1994/1995||Tue 25 Oct||Liverpool||2 - 1||Stoke City||LGEC|
|1991/1992||Wed 09 Oct||Stoke City||2 - 3||Liverpool||LGEC|
|1991/1992||Wed 25 Sep||Liverpool||2 - 2||Stoke City||LGEC|
|1987/1988||Tue 12 Jan||Liverpool||1 - 0||Stoke City||FAC|
|1987/1988||Sat 09 Jan||Stoke City||0 - 0||Liverpool||FAC|
|1984/1985||Sat 23 Feb||Liverpool||2 - 0||Stoke City||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Liverpool are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Reds in those games, with 4 conceded.
The Potters have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. A generous 9 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.
Liverpool sit in a healthy 2nd in the league, and have picked up 10 points from their 4 games. Stoke City are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 3 points from their 4 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 ...
The Potters are doing reasonably well on their travels in recent games, but FootyMad think this will not be enough to stop what should be a relatively comfortable home win for Liverpool. Home win
|Liverpool||Won 4 successive home games.|
5 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 9 matches.
|Stoke City||6 games since last away draw.|
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.