FootyMAD's Stoke City match preview

Last updated : 12 March 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Stoke City v Crystal Palace fixture

Crystal Palace pack their bags to visit Stoke City at Britannia Stadium on Monday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 21 games played, Eagles have recorded 5 wins, and Stoke City have come away with 8 victories.

The previous match played between the two at Britannia Stadium was within the last three years, in November 2003, with Crystal Palace inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Potters in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 27 AugCrystal Palace2 - 0Stoke CityCHMP
2003/2004Sat 14 FebCrystal Palace6 - 3Stoke CityCHMP
2003/2004Tue 25 NovStoke City0 - 1Crystal PalaceCHMP
2002/2003Sat 26 AprCrystal Palace1 - 0Stoke CityCHMP
2002/2003Sat 05 OctStoke City1 - 1Crystal PalaceCHMP
1996/1997Tue 15 AprCrystal Palace2 - 0Stoke CityCHMP
1996/1997Sat 07 SepStoke City2 - 2Crystal PalaceCHMP

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 4 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 in the wrong end.

Crystal Palace have an average recent record on the road, losing only 1 of the last six, but drawing 4 of them. Only 4 goals have been registered in this time, with 5 leaked at the wrong end.

Stoke City see themselves just below half way in the Coca Cola Championship, showing a record of 44 points from their 36 games played so far, Crystal Palace's total of 60 points from their 36 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca Cola Championship.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Stoke City6123375
Crystal Palace6222978

FootyMad's prediction ...

The away form of the Eagles has not been the best, though the Footymad panel sees them pulling off a narrow win on their visit to Stoke City. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Stoke City Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Crystal Palace Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 5 away matches.