FootyMAD's Manchester City match preview
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Saturday, 25th October 2008
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Manchester City and Stoke City at 15:00 on Sunday, 26th October 2008 in the Premier League.
Stoke City travel to take on Manchester City at City of Manchester Stadium on Sunday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Potters will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 27 and win only 7 of the 45 games.
The last time the two teams met at Man. City was back in December 1998, over five years ago, the Sky Blues carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a League Division Two match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|1998/1999||Fri 29 Jan||Stoke City||0 - 1||Man. City||LGE1|
|1998/1999||Mon 28 Dec||Man. City||2 - 1||Stoke City||LGE1|
|1997/1998||Sun 03 May||Stoke City||2 - 5||Man. City||CHMP|
|1997/1998||Wed 22 Oct||Man. City||0 - 1||Stoke City||CHMP|
|1996/1997||Sat 22 Mar||Man. City||2 - 0||Stoke City||CHMP|
|1996/1997||Sat 24 Aug||Stoke City||2 - 1||Man. City||CHMP|
|1988/1989||Mon 27 Mar||Man. City||2 - 1||Stoke City||CHMP|
Recent respective form guides
Manchester City have had an average home run of late, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. A total of 14 goals have been scored by the Sky Blues in those games, with 8 conceded.
Stoke City have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Potters's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.
Man. City's 10 points from 8 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Stoke City are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 7 points from their 8 games thus far.
For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Stoke City have an average recent record on the road, and this could be the reason why Man. City may poach a narrow victory, according to the Madmen. Home win
|Man. City||12 games since last home draw.|
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
|Stoke City||Not won in previous 3 away matches.|
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.