FM Preview: Sunderland v Manchester City 01 Jan 2012

Last updated : 31 December 2011

Footymad preview History of the Sunderland v Manchester City fixture

Manchester City face a trip to Sunderland at The Stadium of Light on Sunday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Sky Blues will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in August 2010, the Black Cats carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Premier League match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
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
2007/2008 Sat 12 Apr Sunderland 1 - 2 Man. City Premier League

For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here

Recent respective form guides

Sunderland have lost only 1 of the last six at home, but 4 of these games have been drawn. A generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Manchester City have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. A generous 7 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Sunderland find themselves struggling down in 15th position in the league having picked up 18 points from their 18 matches.

Manchester City are leading the way in the Barclays Premier League, with their 18 games giving them a return of 45 points.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Sunderland 6 2 1 3 8 9 7
Manchester City 6 4 1 1 12 3 13

For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its been an indifferent run of form for the Sky Blues of late away from home, but your FootyMad panel sees things improving, starting here at The Stadium of Light with Manchester City coasting to victory. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Sunderland No sequences of note
Manchester City Not won in previous 2 away matches.
4 games since last defeat.

For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here

Manchester City Matches



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