FootyMAD's Stoke City match preview

History of the Stoke City v Bradford City fixture

Bradford City face a trip to Stoke City at Britannia Stadium on Saturday afternoon, and have come away with little in previous meetings, having been beaten a depressing 13 out of 19 times.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in August 2002, the Potters carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2002/2003Thu 26 DecBradford City4 - 2StokeLD1
2002/2003Sat 17 AugStoke2 - 1Bradford CityLD1
1997/1998Fri 16 JanStoke2 - 1Bradford CityLD1
1997/1998Fri 15 AugBradford City0 - 0StokeLD1
1996/1997Mon 31 MarBradford City1 - 0StokeLD1
1996/1997Wed 28 AugStoke1 - 0Bradford CityLD1
1992/1993Sat 20 FebStoke1 - 0Bradford CityLD2

Recent respective form guides

Stoke City have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 9 to 8.

Bradford City have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Bantams have hit 6 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Stoke are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 17 points from 17 matches. Bradford City are stuck down in the relegation zone of Nationwide League Division One with a return of just 14 points from their 18 games thus far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Stoke61236105
Bradford City60246102

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Potters, as the Bantams have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Stoke Drawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Bradford City Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 5 away matches.
An overall losing run of 3 games.
No win in the 9 most recent games.