FootyMAD's Manchester City match preview
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 30th January 2009
FootyMad attempt to assist you with their form guide as Stoke City take on Manchester City in a Premier League match on Saturday, 31st January 2009 at 12:45.
Stoke City play host to Manchester City at Britannia Stadium at lunchtime on Saturday, looking to continue an impressive record. The Potters are clearly on top, winning 59.09% of the games played between the two.
The last time the two teams met at Stoke City was back in January 1999, over five years ago, with Man. City inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Potters 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:|
|2008/2009||Sun 26 Oct||Man. City||3 - 0||Stoke City||PREM|
|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|
Recent respective form guides
Stoke City have only collected 1 win and 3 draws from the last six home games played. Only 2 goals have been registered in this time, with 3 in the wrong end.
Man. City's away form is none too clever either, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. The Sky Blues's have scored 9 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 10.
Stoke City are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 21 points from their 23 games thus far. Man. City's 28 points from 22 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.
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 ...
Nothing seems to be going right for the Potters at home recently, and I can see no immediate turn around in fortunes as the Sky Blues come away with an easy victory. Away win
|Stoke City||Failed to win in previous 5 home matches.|
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 11 most recent games.
|Man. City||Not won in previous 4 away matches.|
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.
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