• Stoke City have scored just three goals in their last six home games in the Barclays Premier League.
  • Crystal Palace picked up just 35% (25 of 72) of their Championship points last season away from home.
  • Asmir Begovic was forced in to making the most saves in the Barclays Premier League on the opening weekend (10); also equalling his record tally in a PL appearance.
  • Stoke allowed Liverpool 11 shots on target in their game last weekend. The Potters have not allowed their opponents more than this in a single Premier League game since April 2010.
  • Crystal Palace have won just two of their previous 19 Premier League games in the month of August (W2 D7 L10).
  • Jonathan Walters has started 92 consecutive Premier League games for Stoke City, the current record for outfield players in the competition.
  • Walters netted two goals in Stoke's 4-1 win over Crystal Palace in their FA Cup replay match back in January.
  • Stoke City have won four and lost just one of their last six competitive meetings with Crystal Palace (D1).
  • Crystal Palace have not won a Barclays Premier League away game since October 30th 2004, losing eight and drawing five of their road trips since.
  • Mark Hughes has not won a game in the Premier League as a manager since May 6th 2012, losing 10 and drawing four of his 14 games in the competition since.