FM Preview: Sunderland v Arsenal 09 Feb 2013

Footymad preview History of the Sunderland v Arsenal fixture

Arsenal face a trip to Sunderland at Stadium of Light on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 71 games played, Gunners have recorded 16 wins, and Sunderland have come away with 33 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Stadium of Light was less than a year ago, in February 2012, with Sunderland running out comfortable 2-0 winners in a F.A. Cup match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2012/2013 Sat 18 Aug Arsenal 0 - 0 Sunderland Premier League
2011/2012 Sat 18 Feb Sunderland 2-0 Arsenal F.A. Cup
2011/2012 Sat 11 Feb Sunderland 1 - 2 Arsenal Premier League
2011/2012 Sun 16 Oct Arsenal 2 - 1 Sunderland Premier League
2010/2011 Sat 05 Mar Arsenal 0 - 0 Sunderland Premier League
2010/2011 Sat 18 Sep Sunderland 1 - 1 Arsenal Premier League
2009/2010 Sat 20 Feb Arsenal 2 - 0 Sunderland Premier League

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Recent respective form guides

Sunderland have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Black Cats in those games, with 4 conceded.

The Gunners have had a decent run of form away from home recently, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 13 goals for the Gunners, and 8 goals against.

Sunderland see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 29 points from their 25 games played so far,

Arsenal lie just outside the playoff positions in the Barclays Premier League, picking up 41 from their 25 games so far.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Sunderland 6 2 2 2 9 8 8
Arsenal 6 4 1 1 13 7 13

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Gunners's decent recent efforts out on the road should see them narrowly take the spoils from the match with Sunderland, believes the FootyMad team. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Sunderland Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Arsenal 5 games since last defeat.

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