FootyMAD's Stoke City match preview

Last updated : 01 February 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Stoke City v Cardiff City fixture

Cardiff City face a trip to Stoke City at Britannia Stadium at lunchtime on Saturday, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Bluebirds will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in November 2006, with Stoke City running out comfortable 3 - 0 winners in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 11 AugCardiff City0 - 1Stoke CityCHMP
2006/2007Sat 14 AprCardiff City1 - 1Stoke CityCHMP
2006/2007Tue 28 NovStoke City3 - 0Cardiff CityCHMP
2005/2006Sat 11 FebCardiff City3 - 0Stoke CityCHMP
2005/2006Tue 27 SepStoke City0 - 3Cardiff CityCHMP
2004/2005Tue 05 AprStoke City1 - 3Cardiff CityCHMP
2004/2005Sat 28 AugCardiff City0 - 1Stoke CityCHMP

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.

The Bluebirds have had a decent run of form away from home recently, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 12 goals for the Bluebirds, and 4 goals against.

Stoke City are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 47 points from 29 games. Cardiff City lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola Championship, picking up 43 from their 29 games so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Stoke City6132686
Cardiff City651013616

FootyMad's prediction ...

Bluebirds's decent recent efforts out on the road should see them narrowly take the spoils from the match with Stoke City, believes the FootyMad team. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Stoke City No sequences of note
Cardiff City No sequences of note