Stoke City face a trip to Preston North End at Deepdale on Saturday afternoon, and have come away with little in previous meetings, having been beaten a depressing 32 out of 49 times.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in September 2005, with Stoke City inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the North End in a Championship match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2006/2007||Sat 30 Sep||Stoke City||1 - 1||Preston N.E.||CHMP|
|2005/2006||Sat 04 Feb||Stoke City||0 - 0||Preston N.E.||CHMP|
|2005/2006||Fri 16 Sep||Preston N.E.||0 - 1||Stoke City||CHMP|
|2004/2005||Sun 26 Dec||Stoke City||0 - 0||Preston N.E.||CHMP|
|2004/2005||Sat 11 Sep||Preston N.E.||3 - 0||Stoke City||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Fri 26 Dec||Stoke City||1 - 1||Preston N.E.||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Sat 30 Aug||Preston N.E.||1 - 0||Stoke City||CHMP|
Recent respective form guides
Preston North End have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. These games have seen the North End score just 7 goals, though they have conceded 3.
The Potters have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. These low-scoring games have seen just 5 goals scored and conceded.
Preston N.E. are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 50 points from 28 games. Stoke City lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola Championship, picking up 44 from their 27 games so 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 ...
Neither team is setting the world alight, and I think this game will result in a narrow home win for the North End. Home win
|Preston N.E.||5 games since last home draw.|
Not drawn a match in their last 9 .
|Stoke City||4 games since last defeat.|