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History of the Stoke City v Norwich City fixture

Norwich City face a trip to Stoke City at Britannia Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Canaries will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 12 and win only 4 of the 22 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in August 2005, with Stoke City running out comfortable 3 - 1 winners in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 04 MarNorwich City2 - 1Stoke CityCHMP
2005/2006Mon 29 AugStoke City3 - 1Norwich CityCHMP
2003/2004Sat 27 MarNorwich City1 - 0Stoke CityCHMP
2003/2004Sat 20 SepStoke City1 - 1Norwich CityCHMP
2002/2003Sat 01 FebNorwich City2 - 2Stoke CityCHMP
2002/2003Mon 26 AugStoke City1 - 1Norwich CityCHMP
1997/1998Sat 18 AprStoke City2 - 0Norwich CityCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Stoke City have only collected 1 win and 3 draws from the last six home games played. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 in the wrong end.

Norwich City's away form is none too clever either, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The Canaries's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 12 goals for and 11 against.

Stoke City find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 15 points from their 13 matches. Norwich City's 18 points from 13 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Stoke City6213767
Norwich City62227108

FootyMad's prediction ...

Norwich City are not doing too bad on their travels, and I think they should continue by carving out a narrow victory at Stoke City. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Stoke City Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Norwich City Undefeated in last 3 away games.
5 games since last defeat.