Stoke City prepare to entertain Queens Park Rangers at Britannia Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 6 of the 12 previous games, with the Potters winning just 4.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Britannia Stadium was just last season, in December 2005, with Q.P.R. inflicting a narrow 1-2 defeat upon the Potters in a Championship match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2005/2006||Wed 29 Mar||Q.P.R.||1 - 2||Stoke City||CHMP|
|2005/2006||Sat 03 Dec||Stoke City||1-2||Q.P.R.||CHMP|
|2004/2005||Fri 14 Jan||Q.P.R.||1 - 0||Stoke City||CHMP|
|2004/2005||Sat 02 Oct||Stoke City||0 - 1||Q.P.R.||CHMP|
|2001/2002||Sat 19 Jan||Stoke City||0 - 1||Q.P.R.||LGE1|
|2001/2002||Sat 11 Aug||Q.P.R.||1 - 0||Stoke City||LGE1|
|1997/1998||Sat 21 Mar||Stoke City||2 - 1||Q.P.R.||CHMP|
Recent respective form guides
Stoke City are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. During these games, Potters have smashed 13 goals past the opposition and conceded a paltry 2.
The Rangers 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. The Rangers's have scored 11 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 12.
Stoke City lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola Championship, picking up 34 points from their 21 games so far. Q.P.R. are currently lying in 19th place in Coca-Cola Championship having mustered a points tally of 24 from their 21 matches played.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Its good news for Stoke City fans, because, with them being in such great nick at home, I just cannot see any further than an emphatic home win for the Potters. Home win
|Stoke City||Won 5 successive home games.|
6 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 6 matches.
|Q.P.R.||4 games since last away draw.|
An overall losing run of 3 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.