History of the Manchester City v Sunderland fixture
Manchester City prepare to entertain Sunderland at City of Manchester Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Sky Blues are clearly on top, having won 42 and lost only 12 of the 66 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at City of Manchester Stadium was less than a year ago, in April 2011, with Manchester City annihilating their visitors 5-0 in a Premier League match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2011/2012||Sun 01 Jan||Sunderland||1 - 0||Man. City||Premier League|
|2010/2011||Sun 03 Apr||Man. City||5-0||Sunderland||Premier League|
|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|
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Recent respective form guides
Manchester City could not have a more impressive recent home form, having won each of the last six games. In this time, Sky Blues have rattled up an impressive 17 goals, and conceded 3.
Sunderland have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. While the Black Cats have hit 5 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Manchester City's total of 70 points from their 30 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.
Sunderland's 40 points from 30 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 8th position.
Current overall team form
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Manchester City may be coming up against a decent side in Sunderland, but we do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Sky Blues. Home Win
|Manchester City||Won 7 successive home games.
21 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
|Sunderland||Not won in previous 4 away matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.
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