FootyMAD's Southampton match preview
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 14th April 2006
The game between Stoke City and Southampton in the Championship on Saturday 15th April 2006 at 15:00 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
Stoke City play host to Southampton at Britannia Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Potters are clearly on top, having won 16 and lost only 6 of the 28 games.
The last time the two teams met at Stoke City was amazingly over twenty years ago, in October 1984, as the visitors ran out cosy 1-3 winners in a First Division match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2005/2006||Sat 29 Oct||Southampton||2 - 0||Stoke City||CHMP|
|1984/1985||Sat 16 Mar||Southampton||0 - 0||Stoke City||PREM|
|1984/1985||Sat 13 Oct||Stoke City||1-3||Southampton||PREM|
|1983/1984||Sat 05 May||Stoke City||1 - 1||Southampton||PREM|
|1983/1984||Sat 03 Dec||Southampton||3 - 1||Stoke City||PREM|
|1982/1983||Sat 23 Apr||Stoke City||1 - 1||Southampton||PREM|
|1982/1983||Sat 04 Dec||Southampton||1 - 0||Stoke City||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Stoke City are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 in the wrong end.
Southampton have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Saints have hit 4 goals, 8 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Stoke City's 55 points from 42 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position. Southampton find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 49 points from their 42 matches.
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 ...
Stoke City are not exactly setting the world alight at Britannia Stadium at the moment, but your FootyMad team are quietly confident that they can ease past Southampton in this game. Home Win
|Stoke City||Unbeaten run of 5 matches.|
|Southampton||4 games since last defeat.|
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