Eziz Allamov brings you some cracking pre-match stats ahead of today’s FA Cup quarter final tie with Stoke City at Anfield.
Today’s match is the 126th between the two sides. In the previous 125 encounters Liverpool have won 55, lost 28 and 31 drawn.
However, it’s only 7th time the sides meet in the FA Cup. On last 6 ocasssions Stoke City have not managet to beat Liverpool (Liverpool W4 D2 L0).
Also, Stoke City have never managed to score against Liverpool in the FA Cup clashes.
The situation looks particularly good for Liverpool at home. The Anfield side have not been beaten by Stoke for more than 50 years [in all competitions]. The last defeat is dated back to 20 March 1959.
The form guide suggest that Liverpool are in a slightly better position, having won one more game than Stoke City in last 10 fixtures [5 vs 4 wins, respectively].
On the other hand, Stoke City have lost 3 games more than Liverpoool in last 10 matches of all competitions [6 vs 3, respectively].
Kenny Dalglish [in the managerial role] has a particularly good record vs Stoke City, having lost only 1 game on 6 ocassions. [4W 2D 1L]
Liverpool have been criticized for their goal-scoring recor this season, having managed to score only 60 goals in 38 games [in all competitions]. However, the oponent (Stoke City) scored even less – 34 goals in 33 games [in all competitions]. The Stoke City‘s away goal-scoring record has been particularly poor – 16 goals in 17 games [in all competitions].
Furthermore, Stoke City have scored just one in six away league enconters against top-8 sides [against Arsenal] while conceding 13.
Liverpool have already been beaten by Stoke City away this season. Worth noting that Liverpool have not lost both home and away games to Stoke City for 55 years. This happened only on two ocassions – in 1954/55 and 1956/57 seasons.
Also, worth noting that Liverpool have not won both home and away matches against Stoke City since 1984/85 season.
Stoke City are the worst pass masters of the Barclays Premier-league. Liverpool tend to enjoy [on average] 15% more posession than their oponents.
Liverpool have kept 7 clean sheets in their last 8 FA Cup sixth round games at Anfield [replays included].
On the other hand, Stoke have never kept a clean sheet in an FA Cup 6th round game.
Cheeky stat of the week: Stoke City have won more European matches than Manchester United this season [5 vs 2 wins, respectively].
Compiled by Eziz Allamov
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