FootyMAD's Stoke City match preview

Last updated : 01 January 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Stoke City v Ipswich Town fixture

Ipswich Town face a trip to Stoke City at Britannia Stadium on Monday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 35 games played, Tractor Boys have recorded 9 wins, and Stoke City have come away with 16 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in September 2004, as the Potters edged out their past their rivals by a score of 3 - 2 in a Championship match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Tue 28 DecIpswich Town1 - 0Stoke CityCHMP
2004/2005Tue 14 SepStoke City3 - 2Ipswich TownCHMP
2003/2004Tue 02 MarStoke City2 - 0Ipswich TownCHMP
2003/2004Sat 18 OctIpswich Town1 - 0Stoke CityCHMP
2002/2003Sat 08 MarIpswich Town0 - 0Stoke CityCHMP
2002/2003Sun 22 SepStoke City2 - 1Ipswich TownCHMP
1997/1998Sat 07 FebStoke City1 - 1Ipswich TownCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Stoke City's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. A generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Ipswich Town's away form is none too clever either, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. The Tractor Boys's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

Stoke City's 37 points from 27 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position. Ipswich Town see themselves just below half way in the Coca Cola Championship, showing a record of 32 points from their 27 games played so far,

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Stoke City62048106
Ipswich Town6222578

FootyMad's prediction ...

Not a lot has been going right generally for Ipswich Town on their travels as of late, but I can certainly see them gleaning a point from their game against Stoke City. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Stoke City13 games since last home draw.
Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Ipswich Town4 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.