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:|
|2007/2008||Sat 05 Apr||Fulham||1-3||Sunderland||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sat 27 Oct||Sunderland||1 - 1||Fulham||PREM|
|2005/2006||Thu 04 May||Sunderland||2 - 1||Fulham||PREM|
|2005/2006||Mon 02 Jan||Fulham||2 - 1||Sunderland||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sat 01 Mar||Fulham||1 - 0||Sunderland||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sat 14 Sep||Sunderland||0 - 3||Fulham||PREM|
|2001/2002||Sat 19 Jan||Sunderland||1 - 1||Fulham||PREM|
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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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
|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.