FootyMAD's Sunderland match preview

Last updated : 10 May 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Sunderland v Arsenal fixture

Arsenal pack their bags to visit Sunderland at Stadium Of Light on Sunday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 64 games played, Gunners have recorded 14 wins, and Sunderland have come away with 30 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was within the last three years, in May 2006, as the visitors ran out cosy 0 - 3 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:
2007/2008Sun 07 OctArsenal3 - 2SunderlandPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Sunderland have had an average home run of late, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 8 to 7.

Arsenal have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Gunners's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 13 goals for and 12 against.

Sunderland find themselves struggling down in 15th position in the league having picked up 39 points from their 37 matches. Arsenal sit in a healthy 3rd in the league, and have picked up 80 points from their 37 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

The away form of the Gunners has not been the best, though the Footymad panel sees them pulling off a narrow win on their visit to Sunderland. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Sunderland 12 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 9 .
Arsenal 6 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.