FootyMAD's Preston North End match preview

Last updated : 18 January 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Stoke City v Preston North End fixture

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.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 20 JanPreston N.E.3 - 2Stoke CityCHMP
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

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.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Stoke City60518115
Preston N.E.6303559

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

Sequence statistics:
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.