FootyMAD's Sunderland match preview

Last updated : 04 November 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Manchester City v Sunderland fixture

Man. City prepare to entertain Sunderland at City of Manchester Stadium on Monday evening, looking to continue an impressive record. The Sky Blues are clearly on top, having won 37 and lost only 12 of the 60 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at City of Manchester Stadium was just last season, in March 2006, the Sky Blues carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sun 05 MarMan. City2-1SunderlandPREM
2005/2006Tue 23 AugSunderland1 - 2Man. CityPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Manchester City could not have a more impressive recent home form, having won each of the last six games. The Sky Blues have scored 10 and conceded 2 during this period.

In complete contrast to Man. City, Sunderland are having a torrid time on their travels, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. While the The Black Cats have hit 5 goals, 15 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Man. City find themselves in a respectable 6th position, courtesy of the 22 points they have accumulated from 11 games. Sunderland find themselves struggling down in 15th position in the league having picked up 9 points from their 11 matches.

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

Its good news for Man. City fans, because, with them being in such great nick at home, I just cannot see any further than an emphatic home win for the Sky Blues. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Man. City Won 7 successive home games.
10 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
Sunderland Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 7 away matches.
No win in the 5 most recent games.