FM Preview: Fulham v Stoke City 22 Jan 2011

Last updated : 21 January 2011 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Fulham v Stoke City fixture

Fulham prepare to entertain Stoke City at Craven Cottage on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 34 games played, Cottagers have recorded 17 wins, and Stoke City have come away with 10 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Craven Cottage was less than a year ago, in May 2010, with Stoke City inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Cottagers in a Premier League match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Tue 28 DecStoke City0 - 2FulhamPREM
2010/2011Tue 21 SepStoke City2 - 0FulhamLGEC
2009/2010Wed 05 MayFulham0-1Stoke CityPREM
2009/2010Tue 05 JanStoke City3 - 2FulhamPREM
2008/2009Sat 25 AprFulham1 - 0Stoke CityPREM
2008/2009Sat 13 DecStoke City0 - 0FulhamPREM
2006/2007Sat 27 JanFulham3 - 0Stoke CityFAC

Recent respective form guides

Fulham are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 12 to 10.

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. The games have constituted a decent return of 10 goals for the Potters, and 5 goals against.

Fulham find themselves struggling down in 15th position in the league having picked up 23 points from their 22 matches. Stoke City lie just outside the playoff positions in the Barclays Premier League, picking up 30 from their 22 games so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Your FootyMad panel thinks that Fulham's indifferent home form is due to continue with a narrow home defeat against Stoke City. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Fulham 4 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Stoke City 4 games since last away draw.
4 games since last defeat.