FootyMAD's Stoke City match preview

Last updated : 12 December 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Stoke City v Fulham fixture

Fulham travel to take on Stoke City at Britannia Stadium on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 31 games played, Cottagers have recorded 10 wins, and Stoke City have come away with 14 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Stoke City was back in March 1999, over five years ago, with Fulham inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Potters in a League Division Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 27 JanFulham3 - 0Stoke CityFAC
1998/1999Tue 16 MarStoke City0 - 1FulhamLGE1
1998/1999Tue 08 SepFulham1 - 0Stoke CityLGE1
1994/1995Wed 28 SepStoke City1 - 0FulhamLGEC
1994/1995Tue 20 SepFulham3 - 2Stoke CityLGEC
1992/1993Sat 20 MarStoke City1 - 0FulhamLGE1
1992/1993Tue 03 NovFulham0 - 0Stoke CityLGE1

Recent respective form guides

Stoke City have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. These games have seen the Potters score just 7 goals, though they have conceded 3.

In complete contrast to Stoke City, Fulham are having a torrid time on their travels, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. Cottagers have conceded 4 goals in these games, and only hit 1 in reply.

Stoke City see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 19 points from their 16 games played so far, Fulham's 20 points from 15 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.

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

This promises to be an excellent test for the in-form Cottagers, but one which I believe will end in stalemate. No-score draw

Sequence statistics:
Stoke City Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Fulham Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 8 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 3 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.