FootyMAD Stoke City match preview

Last updated : 13 September 2003 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Coventry City v Stoke City fixture

Coventry prepare to entertain Stoke City at Highfield Road Stadium on Saturday evening, looking to continue an impressive record. The Sky Blues are clearly on top, winning 54.55% of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Highfield Road Stadium was less than a year ago, in April 2003, with Stoke inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Sky Blues in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2002/2003Mon 21 AprCoventry0-1StokeLD1
2002/2003Sat 07 DecStoke1 - 2CoventryLD1
1984/1985Fri 17 MayStoke0 - 1CoventryDIV1
1984/1985Tue 01 JanCoventry4 - 0StokeDIV1
1983/1984Sat 18 FebCoventry2 - 3StokeDIV1
1983/1984Sat 29 OctStoke1 - 3CoventryDIV1
1982/1983Sat 07 MayStoke0 - 3CoventryDIV1

Recent respective form guides

Coventry City's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While Sky Blues have scored 5, a worringly large 8 have been leaked at the other end.

Stoke's away form is none too clever either, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. A generous 6 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Coventry are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 2 points from 4 matches. Stoke see themselves just below half way in the Nationwide League Division One, showing a record of 8 points from their 6 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

These are testing times at Highfield Road Stadium for the Sky Blues and the Madmen are unable to see past Stoke claiming victory in a close match.

Sequence statistics:
CoventryFailed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
StokeNot won in previous 2 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 4 most recent games.