Premier League: Stoke v Everton match preview
A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at the Britannia Stadium
Friday 14 December 2012
Stoke will look to continue their six-match unbeaten run when they entertain Everton on Saturday.
The Potters lie in 9th place in the league with 23 points, and are one of only two teams unbeaten at home this season, with the visitors being the other one.
Everton will be high on confidence after their late show at home to Tottenham last Sunday with two quick-fire goals in injury time giving them maximum points.
The Toffees lie fourth in the table with 26 points, and will have the opportunity to draw level with third placed Chelsea, who are currently taking part in the Fifa Club World Cup in Japan.
KICK-OFF: Saturday, 3pm
PAST THREE MEETINGS…
Stoke City 2 ( K.Jones, Jagielka o.g.), Everton 0 Premier League, January 2011
Everton 0 Stoke City 1 (Huth), Premier League, December 2011
Stoke City 1 ( Jerome) Everton 1 ( Huth o.g), Premier League, May 2012
Everton have only scored two goals in their last five matches against Stoke, and one of these was in fact a Peter Crouch own goal.
Stoke are unbeaten in their last 14 Premier League games at the Britannia Stadium (W7 D7 L0), their best such run in the top-flight since November 1974 (23 games unbeaten).
Everton have drawn eight of their last 12 Premier League (W2 D8 L2) away games and four of the last five (W0 D4 L1).
Tim Howard has played in 199 consecutive Premier League games. He will become only the second player (after Brad Friedel) to reach 200 if he plays at Stoke this weekend.
Marouane Fellaini has scored five goals in his last seven Premier League games for Everton away from home.
The Potters have conceded only two goals at home in the league this season, fewer than any other club in the Premier League or Football League.
Stoke to win: 3.3
Everton to win: 2.46
TV: Highlights on BBC 1, 10.25pm
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