FootyMAD's Sunderland Match Preview

Last updated : 05 March 2010 By Footymad Previewer
Footymad preview
History of the Sunderland v Fulham fixture

Fulham face a trip to Sunderland at The Stadium of Light on Sunday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 26 games played, the Cottagers have recorded 5 wins, and Sunderland have come away with 12 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in January 2009, the The Black Cats carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory 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:
2009/2010Sun 06 DecFulham1 - 0SunderlandPREM
2008/2009Tue 27 JanSunderland1 - 0FulhamPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Sunderland losing only 1 of the last six, but drawing 4 of them. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 6 to 5.

Fulham have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Cottagers have hit 6 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Sunderland find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 26 points from their 26 matches. Fulham's 37 points from 27 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing appears to be going right for the Cottagers out on the road recently, yet the Madmen can see a turn around in fortunes as they battle to a victory in a closely fought contest at Sunderland. Away win

Sequence statistics:
SunderlandDrawn last 2 games at home.
Not won in the 7 most recent games.
FulhamPrevious 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
8 games since last defeat.