FM Preview: Sunderland v Manchester City 01 Jan 2012
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Saturday, 31st December 2011
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Sunderland and Manchester City at 15:00 on 1st January 2012 in the Premier League.
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
|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
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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
|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