FootyMAD's Sunderland match preview

Last updated : 22 August 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Sunderland v Manchester City fixture

Man City pack their bags to visit Sunderland at Stadium Of Light on Tuesday evening, 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 previous match played between the two at Stadium Of Light was within the last three years, in December 2002, as the visitors ran out cosy 0 - 3 winners in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2002/2003Mon 21 AprMan City3 - 0SunderlandPREM
2002/2003Mon 09 DecSunderland0 - 3Man CityPREM
2000/2001Sat 23 DecSunderland1 - 0Man CityPREM
2000/2001Wed 23 AugMan City4 - 2SunderlandPREM
1997/1998Sat 17 JanMan City0 - 1SunderlandCHMP
1997/1998Fri 15 AugSunderland3 - 1Man CityCHMP
1990/1991Sat 11 MayMan City3 - 2SunderlandPREM

Recent respective form guides

Sunderland are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Black Cats in those games, with 7 conceded.

Man City have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The Sky Blues's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 8 goals for and 7 against.

Sunderland find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 2 games have yielded only 0 points. Man City find themselves in a respectable 6th position, courtesy of the 4 points they have accumulated from 2 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Man City are not doing too bad on their travels, and I think they should continue by carving out a narrow victory at Sunderland. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Sunderland 12 games since last home draw.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Man City Undefeated in last 5 away games.
11 games since last defeat.