FootyMAD's Sunderland match preview

Last updated : 20 November 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Sunderland v Arsenal fixture

Arsenal face a trip to Sunderland at The Stadium of Light on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 67 games played, Gunners have recorded 15 wins, and Sunderland have come away with 31 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in October 2008, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a Premier League match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 21 FebArsenal0 - 0SunderlandPREM
2008/2009Sat 04 OctSunderland1 - 1ArsenalPREM
2007/2008Sun 11 MaySunderland0 - 1ArsenalPREM
2007/2008Sun 07 OctArsenal3 - 2SunderlandPREM
2005/2006Mon 01 MaySunderland0 - 3ArsenalPREM
2005/2006Sat 05 NovArsenal3 - 1SunderlandPREM
2005/2006Tue 25 OctSunderland0 - 3ArsenalLGEC

Recent respective form guides

Sunderland are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 14 goals for the The Black Cats, with 5 goals against.

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 5 goals against.

Sunderland lie just outside the playoff positions in the Barclays Premier League, picking up 17 points from their 12 games so far. Arsenal's total of 25 points from their 11 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Gunners have been performing with great credit on their travels, and the Madmen see no reason why they should not return from The Stadium of Light with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Sunderland Drawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Arsenal Undefeated in last 5 away games.
Won each of the previous 4 matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.