Newcastle Utd. pack their bags to visit Sunderland at Stadium Of Light on Monday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 66 games played, Magpies have recorded 19 wins, and Sunderland have come away with 22 victories.
The previous match played between the two at Stadium Of Light was within the last three years, in April 2003, with Newcastle Utd. inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Black Cats in a Premiership match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2005/2006||Sun 23 Oct||Newcastle Utd.||3 - 2||Sunderland||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sat 26 Apr||Sunderland||0 - 1||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sat 21 Sep||Newcastle Utd.||2 - 0||Sunderland||PREM|
|2001/2002||Sun 24 Feb||Sunderland||0 - 1||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|2001/2002||Sun 26 Aug||Newcastle Utd.||1 - 1||Sunderland||PREM|
|2000/2001||Sat 21 Apr||Sunderland||1 - 1||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|2000/2001||Sat 18 Nov||Newcastle Utd.||1 - 2||Sunderland||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Sunderland's dreadful home form has resulted in just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While Black Cats have scored 5, a worringly large 8 have been leaked at the other end.
Newcastle Utd.'s away form is none too clever either, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. While the Magpies have hit 5 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Sunderland find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 33 games have yielded only 12 points. Newcastle Utd.'s 48 points from 34 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Although Newcastle Utd. have been far from successful in recent away games, I can see nothing other than an easy victory for them against Sunderland. Away win
|Sunderland||Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.|
Failed to win in previous 5 home matches.
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 12 most recent games.
|Newcastle Utd.||18 games since last away draw.|
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 10 outings ago.