FM Preview: Manchester City v Sunderland 03 Apr 2011

Last updated : 02 April 2011

Footymad preview 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

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
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

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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

Team P W D L F A P
Manchester City 6 4 1 1 9 3 13
Sunderland 6 0 1 5 5 13 1

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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

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
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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