Stoke Vs Everton Stats and Highlights
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Venue: Britannia Stadium
Date: Wednesday, 1 January, 2014
Kick off: 15:00 GMT
Stoke have only won two of their past 16 league games against Everton (D5, L9).
The two sides have met once before on New Year’s Day as Stoke won 2-0 at the Britannia Stadium in 2011, part of a current four-game unbeaten home streak for the Potters against the Toffees (W1, D3).
Everton’s sole league win at the Britannia Stadium was a 3-2 triumph in Stoke’s first Premier League season (2008-09).
Everton won 4-0 in November’s reverse fixture. In doing so they scored more goals than they had done in their previous five meetings with Stoke (three).
Stoke are unbeaten in their past six home matches, including victories in three of their past four at the Britannia.
Sixteen of Stoke’s 21 Premier League points this season (W4, D4, L1) have come at home (76%). Their sole defeat was 1-0 to Norwich in September.
Mark Hughes’s men have failed to score in four of their past seven league games.
The Potters are seven points down on this stage of last season when they sat in eighth position at the halfway point.
Everton (nine) are the only Premier League team to have conceded fewer than 10 goals away from home this season.
Roberto Martinez’s men have scored inside the last 20 minutes in eight of their past 11 league matches.
Toffees defenders have scored nine goals this campaign, five more than Stoke’s strikers have managed.
Everton right-back Seamus Coleman has scored three goals in his past four league appearances. He has also created 22 chances for team-mates this season, the second-highest tally for a defender behind Tottenham’s Kyle Walker (27).