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.

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.