FM Preview: Sunderland v Manchester United 02 May 2010

Last updated : 01 May 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Sunderland v Manchester United fixture

Man. Utd. face a trip to Sunderland at The Stadium of Light on Sunday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 63 games played, Red Devils have recorded 18 wins, and Sunderland have come away with 28 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in April 2009, with Man. Utd. inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the The Black Cats in a Premier League match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sat 03 OctMan. Utd.2 - 2SunderlandPREM
2008/2009Sat 11 AprSunderland1 - 2Man. Utd.PREM
2008/2009Sat 06 DecMan. Utd.1 - 0SunderlandPREM
2007/2008Wed 26 DecSunderland0 - 4Man. Utd.PREM
2007/2008Sat 01 SepMan. Utd.1 - 0SunderlandPREM
2005/2006Fri 14 AprMan. Utd.0 - 0SunderlandPREM
2005/2006Sat 15 OctSunderland1 - 3Man. Utd.PREM

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 13 goals for the The Black Cats, with 4 goals against.

The Red Devils have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The games have constituted a decent return of 8 goals for the Red Devils, and 6 goals against.

Sunderland's 44 points from 36 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Man. Utd.'s total of 79 points from their 36 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Man. Utd. are not doing too bad on their travels, and I think they should continue by carving out a narrow victory at Sunderland. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Sunderland Won 3 successive home games.
4 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
Man. Utd. 5 games since last defeat.