FootyMAD's Sunderland match preview

Last updated : 25 December 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Sunderland v Manchester United fixture

Man. Utd. pack their bags to visit Sunderland at Stadium Of Light on Wednesday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 61 games played, Red Devils have recorded 16 wins, and Sunderland have come away with 28 victories.

The previous match played between the two at Stadium Of Light was within the last three years, in October 2005, as the visitors ran out cosy 1 - 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:
2007/2008Sat 01 SepMan. Utd.1 - 0SunderlandPREM
2005/2006Fri 14 AprMan. Utd.0 - 0SunderlandPREM
2005/2006Sat 15 OctSunderland1 - 3Man. Utd.PREM
2002/2003Wed 01 JanMan. Utd.2 - 1SunderlandPREM
2002/2003Sat 31 AugSunderland1 - 1Man. Utd.PREM
2001/2002Sat 02 FebMan. Utd.4 - 1SunderlandPREM
2001/2002Sat 13 OctSunderland1 - 3Man. Utd.PREM

Recent respective form guides

Sunderland have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 7 to 6.

The away form of Man. Utd. however, is much more impressive, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 12 goals for the Red Devils, and 3 goals against.

Sunderland are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 14 points from their 18 games thus far. Man. Utd. sit in a healthy 2nd in the league, and have picked up 42 points from their 18 games.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Man. Utd.651012416

FootyMad's prediction ...

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

Sequence statistics:
Sunderland Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Man. Utd. 7 games since last defeat.