Stoke City prepare to entertain Preston North End at Britannia Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Potters are clearly on top, having won 25 and lost only 11 of the 49 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Britannia Stadium was just last season, in September 2006, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a Championship match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2006/2007||Sat 20 Jan||Preston N.E.||3 - 2||Stoke City||CHMP|
|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|
Recent respective form guides
Stoke City are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Potters in those games, with 4 conceded.
Preston N.E. have an average recent record on the road, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. While the North End have hit 6 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Stoke City are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 44 points from 27 games. Preston N.E. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Coca-Cola Championship with a return of just 27 points from their 27 games thus far.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
The match against Preston N.E. is certainly an interesting one with me deciding its going to end up with a victory for the Potters in a close run game. Home Win
|Stoke City||Drawn last 2 games at home.|
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 6 most recent games.
|Preston N.E.||8 games since last away draw.|
Last drawn game 14 outings ago.