Swansea City v Stoke City Preview | Key Players, Team News & Stats

Swansea City v Stoke City Preview | Key Players, Team News & Stats

Normally billed as a clash of styles, Swansea and Stoke face each other at the Liberty Stadium with the title of ‘Last on Match of the Day 2’ oozing all over this fixture as both sides struggling in front of goal in recent times. Swansea have had a week to forget after a defeat against fierce rivals Cardiff and conceding a last minute equaliser against Kuban Krasnodar in the Europa League. The disappointing second half performance last weekend will be …
Manchester United Vs Stoke City Preview | Key Men, Stats and Team News

Manchester United Vs Stoke City Preview | Key Men, Stats and Team News

Manchester United host Stoke City at Old Trafford on Saturday in a game that is important for both teams. United have only won one of their last four, whilst Stoke are without a win in their last five in the Premier League. For David Moyes in particular the game is important as he is without a home win in his last two league games and yet to register back to back wins in his time as manager. Stoke have been …
Arsenal Vs Stoke City Match Preview | Stats, Odds and Team News

Arsenal Vs Stoke City Match Preview | Stats, Odds and Team News

Arsene Wenger's Arsenal side welcomes a totally different Stoke City side to the Emirates this weekend, with performances from Mark Hughes' Stoke so far this season showing they're going in a different direction to the Pulis era. Stoke City are currently sitting 7th in the table, unbeaten in their last three after losing to Liverpool in the first game of the season, and have looked impressive at times. Mark Hughes looks to have emphasised a less Begovic-to-Crouch pass combination, and …
Stoke City 0 Manchester City 0 | Stats & Tactical Analysis

Stoke City 0 Manchester City 0 | Stats & Tactical Analysis

A scoreless draw was played out at the Britannia stadium between Stoke and Man City. Despite the lack of quality in the final third  both managers will be able to draw positives from this encounter which had contained nothing major from a tactical perspective but did show the continuation fo tactical trends that are underway. Line Ups Stoke began with a 4-2-3-1 formation under new manager Mark Hughes. Adams and Jones passed late fitness tests to take their place in …
Blackburn v Man United | Opta Preview

Blackburn v Man United | Opta Preview

When Blackburn Rovers travelled to Old Trafford on New Year’s Eve few would have predicted anything other than a routine home victory for Manchester United. Rovers were at the foot of the table, five points adrift of safety, while United had reined in neighbours Manchester City on Boxing Day with a 5-0 win against Wigan. With City not due to play again until the New Year, United would have been confident of seeing 2012 in as league leaders while Blackburn …
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