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.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2007/2008||Sat 01 Sep||Man. Utd.||1 - 0||Sunderland||PREM|
|2005/2006||Fri 14 Apr||Man. Utd.||0 - 0||Sunderland||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sat 15 Oct||Sunderland||1 - 3||Man. Utd.||PREM|
|2002/2003||Wed 01 Jan||Man. Utd.||2 - 1||Sunderland||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sat 31 Aug||Sunderland||1 - 1||Man. Utd.||PREM|
|2001/2002||Sat 02 Feb||Man. Utd.||4 - 1||Sunderland||PREM|
|2001/2002||Sat 13 Oct||Sunderland||1 - 3||Man. 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.
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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
|Sunderland||Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.|
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
|Man. Utd.||7 games since last defeat.|