Premier League In Focus – Stoke vs Leicester Preview

When? Saturday 4th November, 12:30 (UK)

Where? Bet365 Stadium

What channel is it on? Sky Sports Premier League

Are tickets still available?

Stoke -

Leicester – SOLD OUT

Head-to-head – last five meetings: Stoke W1, Leicester W2, D2
Head-to-head – Premier League meetings: Stoke W1, Leicester W3, D2
Head-to-head – all-time meetings: Stoke W33, Leicester W33, D33

Saturday will be the 100th meeting between these two clubs. Both sides have previously won one third of the previous 99 clashes with the remaining third resulting in draws - Stoke W33, Leicester W33, D33.

Stoke have not beaten Leicester in their last four Premier League attempts.

Stoke have conceded 20 goals in the Premier League this season - an average of 2.0 goals against per game.

Darren Fletcher netted his first Premier League goal in his last 26 appearances in the competition last weekend since scoring for West Brom vs Sunderland on 21 January, 2017.

Xherdan Shaqiri has been involved in four goals in his last six top-flight games (one goal, three assists).

Jamie Vardy has scored the first Premier League goal under each of the last three Leicester managers (Claudio Ranieri, Craig Shakespeare and Claude Puel).

The last four managers to take charge of Leicester in the Premier League have all won their first matches in charge (Ranieri, Shakespeare, Puel and Michael Appleton).

Of the clubs in the bottom half of the Premier League table, Leicester have scored the most goals (14).

The next highest scoring team in the bottom ten are Stoke (11).

Of the 14 goals that Leicester have scored this season, Jamie Vardy and Shinji Okazaki have a combined contribution of 10. This means the two of them have scored 71% of their club’s top flight goals this season.

Stoke (42.3%) and Leicester (43.6%) have the second and third lowest average possession rates in the Premier League this season.

Leicester have the second lowest passing rate in the Premier League this season with just 70.6% of their passes being completed.

The 1995/96 season would see the two clubs meet in the Division One (second tier) play-offs. After a goalless draw in the first leg, a solitary Garry Parker goal would be enough to send Leicester to Wembley.