FootyMAD's Stoke City match preview

Last updated : 17 September 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Stoke City v Nottingham Forest fixture

Nottm. Forest face a trip to Stoke City at Britannia Stadium on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 50 games played, Forest have recorded 16 wins, and Stoke City have come away with 18 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in October 2003, the Potters carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 10 AprNottm. Forest0 - 0Stoke CityCHMP
2003/2004Sat 04 OctStoke City2 - 1Nottm. ForestCHMP
2002/2003Sat 22 FebNottm. Forest6 - 0Stoke CityCHMP
2002/2003Wed 25 SepStoke City2 - 2Nottm. ForestCHMP
1997/1998Sat 21 FebStoke City1 - 1Nottm. ForestCHMP
1997/1998Sat 27 SepNottm. Forest1 - 0Stoke CityCHMP
1995/1996Wed 17 JanNottm. Forest2 - 0Stoke CityFAC

Recent respective form guides

Stoke City are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 12 goals for the Potters, with 4 goals against.

Nottm. Forest have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. A generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Stoke City are leading the way in the Coca-Cola Championship, with their 8 games giving them a return of 17 points. Nottm. Forest are stuck down in the relegation zone of Coca-Cola Championship with a return of just 5 points from their 8 games thus far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Stoke City64028712
Nottm. Forest61236105

FootyMad's prediction ...

With Nottm. Forest not hitting the right notes away from home at the moment, the Madmen safely assumes that Stoke City will ease to victory over the Forest. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Stoke City Won 4 successive home games.
5 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
Nottm. Forest Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
No win in the 4 most recent games.