FootyMAD's Sunderland match preview

Last updated : 06 October 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Arsenal v Sunderland fixture

Arsenal prepare to entertain Sunderland at Emirates Stadium at lunchtime on Sunday, looking to continue an impressive record. The Gunners are clearly on top, having won 35 and lost only 16 of the 65 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Emirates Stadium was two seasons ago, in November 2005, with Arsenal running out comfortable 3-1 winners in a Premiership match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Mon 01 MaySunderland0 - 3ArsenalPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Arsenal could not have a more impressive recent home form, having won each of the last six games. In this time, Gunners have rattled up an impressive 17 goals, and conceded 1.

In complete contrast to Arsenal, Sunderland are having a torrid time on their travels, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. The The Black Cats's have scored 9 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 11.

Arsenal are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 19 points from the 7 games played. Sunderland find themselves struggling down in 15th position in the league having picked up 8 points from their 8 matches.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

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

Sequence statistics:
Arsenal Won 7 successive home games.
8 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 9 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 9 .
Sunderland Not won in previous 5 away matches.
No win in the 2 most recent games.