FootyMAD's Sunderland match preview

Last updated : 19 February 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Arsenal v Sunderland fixture

Arsenal prepare to entertain Sunderland at Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Gunners are clearly on top, having won 36 and lost only 16 of the 67 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Emirates Stadium was less than a year ago, in February 2009, when they played out a goalless draw 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:
2009/2010Sat 21 NovSunderland1 - 0ArsenalPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Arsenal have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 14 goals for the Gunners, with 7 goals against.

In complete contrast to Arsenal, Sunderland are having a torrid time on their travels, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. While the The Black Cats have hit 9 goals, 18 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Arsenal's total of 52 points from their 26 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League. Sunderland see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 26 points from their 25 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Arsenal may be coming up against a decent side in Sunderland, but I do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Gunners. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Arsenal 4 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Sunderland Not won in previous 13 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 3 games.
No win in the 6 most recent games.