FootyMAD's Stoke City match preview

Last updated : 31 December 2004 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Nottingham Forest v Stoke City fixture

Nottm. Forest prepare to entertain Stoke City at City Ground on Saturday evening, looking to continue an impressive record. The Forest are clearly on top, having won 26 and lost only 12 of the 51 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at City Ground was less than a year ago, in April 2004, when they played out a goalless draw in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 18 SepStoke City0 - 0Nottm. ForestCHMP
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

Recent respective form guides

Nottingham Forest are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The Forest's have scored 9 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 10.

Stoke City have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. These low-scoring games have seen just 3 goals scored and conceded.

Nottm. Forest are stuck down in the relegation zone of Coca-Cola Championship with a return of just 21 points from their 26 games thus far. Stoke City's 38 points from 26 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Nottm. Forest61147124
Stoke City63123210

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its been an indifferent run of form for the Forest of late, and things are not going to improve with the visit of Stoke City, who one believes will win this game handsomely. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Nottm. Forest Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Stoke City 4 games since last away draw.
No win in the 2 most recent games.