FootyMAD's Preston North End match preview

Last updated : 19 January 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Preston North End v Stoke City fixture

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.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 30 SepStoke City1 - 1Preston N.E.CHMP
2005/2006Sat 04 FebStoke City0 - 0Preston N.E.CHMP
2005/2006Fri 16 SepPreston N.E.0 - 1Stoke CityCHMP
2004/2005Sun 26 DecStoke City0 - 0Preston N.E.CHMP
2004/2005Sat 11 SepPreston N.E.3 - 0Stoke CityCHMP
2003/2004Fri 26 DecStoke City1 - 1Preston N.E.CHMP
2003/2004Sat 30 AugPreston N.E.1 - 0Stoke CityCHMP

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:PWDLFAP
Preston N.E.64027612
Stoke City63128710

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

Sequence statistics:
Preston N.E. 5 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 9 .
Stoke City 4 games since last defeat.