FootyMAD's Manchester United match preview
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Thursday, 25th December 2008
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Stoke City and Manchester United at 12:45 on Friday, 26th December 2008 in the Premier League.
Stoke City play host to Manchester United at Britannia Stadium at lunchtime on Friday, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 42 games played, Potters have recorded 18 wins, and Man. Utd. have come away with 9 victories.
The last time the two teams met at Stoke City was well over fifteen years ago, back in September 1993, the Potters 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:|
|2008/2009||Sat 15 Nov||Man. Utd.||5 - 0||Stoke City||PREM|
|1993/1994||Wed 06 Oct||Man. Utd.||2 - 0||Stoke City||LGEC|
|1993/1994||Wed 22 Sep||Stoke City||2-1||Man. Utd.||LGEC|
|1984/1985||Sat 06 Apr||Man. Utd.||5 - 0||Stoke City||PREM|
|1984/1985||Wed 26 Dec||Stoke City||2 - 1||Man. Utd.||PREM|
|1983/1984||Sat 31 Dec||Man. Utd.||1 - 0||Stoke City||PREM|
|1983/1984||Sat 03 Sep||Stoke City||0 - 1||Man. Utd.||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Stoke City have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. These games have seen the Potters score just 6 goals, though they have conceded 3.
Man. Utd. have an average recent record on the road, losing only 1 of the last six, but drawing 4 of them. These low-scoring games have seen just 3 goals scored and conceded.
Stoke City find themselves struggling down in 15th position in the league having picked up 20 points from their 18 matches. Man. Utd. sit in a healthy 4th in the league, and have picked up 32 points from their 16 games.
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 ...
Potters are in quite good form at home, but the FootyMad team thinks on this occasion, Man. Utd. will prove too strong and win this game comfortably. Away win
|Stoke City||Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.|
Not won in the 5 most recent games.
|Man. Utd.||Undefeated in last 4 away games.|
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.
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