Fulham prepare to entertain Sunderland at Craven Cottage on Sunday afternoon, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 10 of the 24 previous games, with the Cottagers winning just 9.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Craven Cottage was just last season, in October 2008, when they played out a goalless draw 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:|
|2008/2009||Tue 27 Jan||Sunderland||1 - 0||Fulham||PREM|
|2008/2009||Sat 18 Oct||Fulham||0-0||Sunderland||PREM|
|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|
Recent respective form guides
Fulham are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 11 goals for the Cottagers, with 3 goals against.
In complete contrast to Fulham, Sunderland are having a torrid time on their travels, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. While the The Black Cats have hit 4 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Fulham's 19 points from 14 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Sunderland lie just outside the playoff positions in the Barclays Premier League, picking up 20 from their 14 games so far.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Fulham may be coming up against a decent side in Sunderland, but I do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Cottagers. Home Win
|Fulham||Unbeaten in the last 7 home games.|
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
|Sunderland||Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.|
Not won in previous 6 away matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.