MARCH MATTERS // A win against Hull City will give the Potters the best points return (13) during a single calendar month since promotion to the Premier League in 2008.
CHANGE IN FORTUNES // Conversely, just one point was taken from March last year from the four games played (0-0 vs West Bromwich Albion).
TREBLE TRIUMPH // Victory against the Tigers would mean three wins on the bounce for the first time since August in all competitions (Crystal Palace, Walsall, West Ham) and December 2012 in league football (Fulham, Newcastle, West Brom).
40-POINT MARK // The Potters' 2010 meeting against Hull was also the 32nd game of the season, with the 2-0 triumph getting the Club to the coveted 40-point mark. The same could happen this weekend.
TO HULL AND BACK // The Potters have kept a clean sheet against only Arsenal since the goalless draw at the KC Stadium 15 games ago.
EITHER WAY // Hull have drawn just once in the last 14 matches played (W4 D1 L9).
COMEBACK KINGS // Mark Hughes' men have picked up a league-high 15 points from losing positions this season (W4 D3).
NO WAY BACK // Hull, meanwhile, have gained just three points from losing positions, the fourth worst record in the division.
BRUCIE BONUS // Stoke have beaten teams managed by Steve Bruce on all four occasions they've visited the Britannia Stadium (Birmingham, Wigan, Sunderland).