FORM: Stoke are unbeaten in their last three Premier League clashes with Tottenham Hotspur (W1 D2).
NARROW: All four Premier League clashes between these two teams at the Britannia Stadium have ended 2-1 (two wins apiece).
BLANK: Andre Villas-Boas’ two previous meetings with Stoke in the English top flight (one with Chelsea and one with Tottenham) have both ended goalless.
FAVOURITE: Tottenham are Matthew Etherington’s favourite Premier League opponents. The former Spurs player has scored four times against his former club, including three in his last three.
CELEBRATION: The game on Sunday will mark the Club’s 150th Year Anniversary. Throughout the years the Potters have won 19, drawn 17 and lost 39 of the 75 league meetings against Spurs.
NETBUSTERS: If Tottenham score two or more goals in this game they will equal their club record of scoring at least two goals goals in six successive Premier League away matches.
ATTACK: Only Aston Villa (13) have scored more Premier League goals over the past six games than Spurs (12).
SPECIALISTS: Tony Pulis’ side have recorded 14 draws in the league this season, only Everton, 15, have drawn more. Meanwhile, five of Spurs’ last seven games in all competitions have ended 2-2. In each of those, the Londoners have netted the final goal of the game.
HOTSHOT: PFA Player of the Year Gareth Bale has scored in 10 of Tottenham’s 18 Premier League away games this season.
OMEN: The Potters have played just twice before on May 12th, recording a 4-0 victory against Wolves in 1984 and playing out a goalless draw with Leicester City in the Play-Offs in 1996. Spurs however, have never won on this date, losing one and drawing two of their three games; scoring just a solitary goal.