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History of the Fulham v Sunderland fixture

Fulham prepare to entertain Sunderland at Craven Cottage on Saturday afternoon, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 10 of the 23 previous games, with the Cottagers winning just 9.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Craven Cottage was less than a year ago, in April 2008, as the visitors ran out cosy 1-3 winners in a Premier League match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 05 AprFulham1-3SunderlandPREM
2007/2008Sat 27 OctSunderland1 - 1FulhamPREM
2005/2006Thu 04 MaySunderland2 - 1FulhamPREM
2005/2006Mon 02 JanFulham2 - 1SunderlandPREM
2002/2003Sat 01 MarFulham1 - 0SunderlandPREM
2002/2003Sat 14 SepSunderland0 - 3FulhamPREM
2001/2002Sat 19 JanSunderland1 - 1FulhamPREM

Recent respective form guides

Fulham are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 9 to 7.

Sunderland have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the The Black Cats have hit 6 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Fulham are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 6 points from 6 matches. Sunderland find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 8 points from their 7 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

This is certainly an intriguing match for the Cottagers, and one in which the FootyMad team are tentatively suggesting a drawn game. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Fulham 13 games since last home draw.
Latest 4 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Sunderland Not won in previous 2 away matches.
No win in the 3 most recent games.