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Last updated : 09 January 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Stoke City v Liverpool fixture

Stoke City play host to Liverpool at Britannia Stadium at tea-time on Saturday, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 57 games played, Potters have recorded 23 wins, and Liverpool have come away with 14 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Stoke City was back in November 2000, over five years ago, where Liverpool annihilated the Potters 0-8 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:
2008/2009Sat 20 SepLiverpool0 - 0Stoke CityPREM
2000/2001Wed 29 NovStoke City0-8LiverpoolLGEC
1994/1995Tue 25 OctLiverpool2 - 1Stoke CityLGEC
1991/1992Wed 09 OctStoke City2 - 3LiverpoolLGEC
1991/1992Wed 25 SepLiverpool2 - 2Stoke CityLGEC
1987/1988Tue 12 JanLiverpool1 - 0Stoke CityFAC
1987/1988Sat 09 JanStoke City0 - 0LiverpoolFAC

Recent respective form guides

Stoke City are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 4 to 3.

The away form of Liverpool however, is much more impressive, remaining unbeaten in their last six, winning five and drawing the one. These six games have produced a glut of goals, with the Reds scoring 16 and conceding 4.

Stoke City are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 20 points from their 20 games thus far. Liverpool are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 45 points from the 20 games played.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Its been an indifferent run of form for the Potters of late, and things are not going to improve with the visit of Liverpool, who one believes will win this game handsomely. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Stoke City Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Latest 4 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 8 most recent games.
Liverpool Undefeated in last 6 away games.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.