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.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2007/2008||Sun 07 Oct||Arsenal||3 - 2||Sunderland||PREM|
|2005/2006||Mon 01 May||Sunderland||0 - 3||Arsenal||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sat 05 Nov||Arsenal||3 - 1||Sunderland||PREM|
|2005/2006||Tue 25 Oct||Sunderland||0 - 3||Arsenal||LGEC|
|2002/2003||Sun 11 May||Sunderland||0 - 4||Arsenal||PREM|
|2002/2003||Wed 06 Nov||Arsenal||2 - 3||Sunderland||LGEC|
|2002/2003||Sun 06 Oct||Arsenal||3 - 1||Sunderland||PREM|
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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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
|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.