FM Preview: Manchester City v Sunderland 03 Apr 2011
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Saturday, 2nd April 2011
The game between Manchester City and Sunderland in the Premier League on 3rd April 2011 at 16:00 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
History of the Manchester City v Sunderland fixture
Manchester City prepare to entertain Sunderland at City of Manchester Stadium on Sunday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Sky Blues are clearly on top, having won 41 and lost only 12 of the 65 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at City of Manchester Stadium was just last season, in December 2009, as the Sky Blues squeezed past their rivals by a scoreline of 4-3 in a Premier League match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2010/2011||Sun 29 Aug||Sunderland||1 - 0||Man. City||Premier League|
|2009/2010||Sun 14 Mar||Sunderland||1 - 1||Man. City||Premier League|
|2009/2010||Sat 19 Dec||Man. City||4-3||Sunderland||Premier League|
|2008/2009||Sun 22 Mar||Man. City||1 - 0||Sunderland||Premier League|
|2008/2009||Sun 31 Aug||Sunderland||0 - 3||Man. City||Premier League|
|2007/2008||Sat 12 Apr||Sunderland||1 - 2||Man. City||Premier League|
|2007/2008||Mon 05 Nov||Man. City||1 - 0||Sunderland||Premier League|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Manchester City are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. During these games, Sky Blues have smashed 14 goals past the opposition and conceded a paltry 1.
Sunderland have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the The Black Cats have hit 5 goals, 8 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Manchester City's total of 53 points from their 30 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.
Sunderland lie just outside the playoff positions in the Barclays Premier League, picking up 38 from their 30 games so far.
Current overall team form
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
FootyMad's prediction ...
Sky Blues's form is quite poor at the moment, but we see this as their ideal opportunity to register a morale-boosting win. Home Win
|Manchester City||Won 3 successive home games.
4 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
|Sunderland||Not won in previous 3 away matches.
No win in the 6 most recent games.
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