FootyMAD's Sunderland match preview

Last updated : 16 April 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Sunderland v Newcastle United fixture

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.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sun 23 OctNewcastle Utd.3 - 2SunderlandPREM
2002/2003Sat 26 AprSunderland0 - 1Newcastle Utd.PREM
2002/2003Sat 21 SepNewcastle Utd.2 - 0SunderlandPREM
2001/2002Sun 24 FebSunderland0 - 1Newcastle Utd.PREM
2001/2002Sun 26 AugNewcastle Utd.1 - 1SunderlandPREM
2000/2001Sat 21 AprSunderland1 - 1Newcastle Utd.PREM
2000/2001Sat 18 NovNewcastle Utd.1 - 2SunderlandPREM

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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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

Sequence statistics:
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.