FootyMAD's Sunderland match preview

Last updated : 26 January 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Sunderland v Fulham fixture

Fulham face a trip to Sunderland at The Stadium of Light on Tuesday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 25 games played, Cottagers have recorded 5 wins, and Sunderland have come away with 11 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in October 2007, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a Premier League match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 18 OctFulham0 - 0SunderlandPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Sunderland are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 8 to 7.

Fulham have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The Cottagers's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 7 goals for and 6 against.

Sunderland find themselves struggling down in 15th position in the league having picked up 23 points from their 22 matches. Fulham's 26 points from 20 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Fulham are not doing too bad on their travels, and I think they should continue by carving out a narrow victory at Sunderland. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Sunderland Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Fulham 4 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.