FootyMAD's Middlesbrough match preview
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 20th March 2009
The game between Stoke City and Middlesbrough in the Premier League on Saturday, 21st March 2009 at 15:00 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
Stoke City play host to Middlesbrough at Britannia Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Potters are clearly on top, having won 25 and lost only 10 of the 45 games.
The last time the two teams met at Stoke City was more than a decade ago, in February 1998, with Middlesbrough inflicting a narrow 1-2 defeat upon the Potters in a League Division One match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2008/2009||Sat 30 Aug||Middlesbrough||2 - 1||Stoke City||PREM|
|1997/1998||Sun 01 Feb||Stoke City||1-2||Middlesbrough||CHMP|
|1997/1998||Sat 23 Aug||Middlesbrough||0 - 1||Stoke City||CHMP|
|1994/1995||Sat 08 Apr||Middlesbrough||2 - 1||Stoke City||CHMP|
|1994/1995||Sat 31 Dec||Stoke City||1 - 1||Middlesbrough||CHMP|
|1993/1994||Sat 11 Dec||Stoke City||3 - 1||Middlesbrough||CHMP|
|1993/1994||Tue 14 Sep||Middlesbrough||1 - 2||Stoke City||CHMP|
Recent respective form guides
Stoke City have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 5 to 3.
The away form of Middlesbrough is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Boro have hit 4 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Stoke City are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 29 points from their 29 games thus far. Middlesbrough are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 27 points from their 29 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 ...
Its a close one to call, but I think that Potters's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Middlesbrough. Home Win
|Stoke City||Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.|
|Middlesbrough||Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.|
Not won in previous 5 away matches.
No win in the 3 most recent games.