FM Preview: Sunderland v Newcastle United 20 Aug 2011
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 19th August 2011
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Sunderland and Newcastle United at 12:00 on 20th August 2011 in the Premier League.
History of the Sunderland v Newcastle United fixture
Newcastle United face a trip to Sunderland at The Stadium of Light at lunchtime on Saturday, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 70 games played, Magpies have recorded 20 wins, and Sunderland have come away with 23 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in January 2011, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a Premier League match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2010/2011||Sun 16 Jan||Sunderland||1-1||Newcastle Utd.||Premier League|
|2010/2011||Sun 31 Oct||Newcastle Utd.||5 - 1||Sunderland||Premier League|
|2008/2009||Sun 01 Feb||Newcastle Utd.||1 - 1||Sunderland||Premier League|
|2008/2009||Sat 25 Oct||Sunderland||2 - 1||Newcastle Utd.||Premier League|
|2007/2008||Sun 20 Apr||Newcastle Utd.||2 - 0||Sunderland||Premier League|
|2007/2008||Sat 10 Nov||Sunderland||1 - 1||Newcastle Utd.||Premier League|
|2005/2006||Mon 17 Apr||Sunderland||1 - 4||Newcastle Utd.||Premiership|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Sunderland's woeful home form means they have chalked up just a single victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. While The Black Cats have scored 8, a worringly large 15 have been leaked at the other end.
Newcastle United's away form is none too clever either, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Magpies have hit 5 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Sunderland lie just outside the playoff positions in the Barclays Premier League, picking up 1 points from their 1 games so far.
Newcastle United see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 1 points from their 1 games played so far,
Current overall team form
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
FootyMad's prediction ...
Newcastle United are in a sorry state of late on their travels, though the Mad panel can see them coming away from The Stadium of Light with a well-deserved point. No-score draw
|Sunderland||Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
|Newcastle United||Not won in previous 5 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 3 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.
For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here