Stoke City v Ipswich Town

Published on: 07 December 2018

Paul Lambert won two of his 15 Premier League games at Stoke as they were relegatedFollow live text coverage of Saturday's EFL action from 14:00 GMT

Stoke are waiting on the fitness of left-back Erik Pieters, who went off in their midweek draw at Reading.

Oghenekaro Etebo has two games remaining of his three-match ban after a red card against Derby last week.

Ipswich manager Paul Lambert will be without midfielder Cole Skuse - who has a knee injury - as he returns to the club he left in May.

Winger Gwion Edwards could feature after missing the defeat at Nottingham Forest with an ankle problem.

Match facts

    This is the first league meeting between Stoke and Ipswich since February 2008 - the Potters won 1-0. Ipswich are winless in their last seven away league visits to Stoke (D3 L4) since a 1-0 win in March 1997. Stoke City are unbeaten in their last seven league games, although only two of those have been victories for the Potters. Ipswich manager Paul Lambert has won three of his five away matches against Stoke in all competitions (L2) - as Potters manager last season, he managed just one home win in eight attempts (D3 L4). Ipswich have lost at least 11 of their first 20 league games of a second tier season for only the third time in their history (also 2011-12 and 1954-55). No Stoke player has been directly involved in more league goals this season than Joe Allen (7 - 3 goals, 4 assists - also Benik Afobe).