FootyMAD's Sunderland match preview

Last updated : 30 April 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Sunderland v Arsenal fixture

Arsenal face a trip to Sunderland at Stadium Of Light at tea-time on Monday, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 63 games played, Gunners have recorded 13 wins, and Sunderland have come away with 30 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was earlier this season, as the visitors ran out cosy 0 - 3 winners in a League Cup match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 05 NovArsenal3 - 1SunderlandPREM
2005/2006Tue 25 OctSunderland0 - 3ArsenalLGEC
2002/2003Sun 11 MaySunderland0 - 4ArsenalPREM
2002/2003Wed 06 NovArsenal2 - 3SunderlandLGEC
2002/2003Sun 06 OctArsenal3 - 1SunderlandPREM
2001/2002Sat 30 MarArsenal3 - 0SunderlandPREM
2001/2002Sat 27 OctSunderland1 - 1ArsenalPREM

Recent respective form guides

Sunderland's home form is most definitely relegation standard, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. Black Cats have conceded a disappointing 12 goals in this period, and managed to convert only 3 of their own chances.

Arsenal's away form is none too clever either, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. The Gunners's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 5 goals for and 4 against.

Sunderland find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 35 games have yielded only 12 points. Arsenal find themselves in a respectable 5th position, courtesy of the 58 points they have accumulated from 35 games.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Although Arsenal have been far from successful in recent away games, I can see nothing other than an easy victory for them against Sunderland. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Sunderland Been beaten in each of their previous 3 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 6 home matches.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 14 most recent games.
Arsenal Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.