FootyMAD's Sunderland match preview

Last updated : 30 December 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Sunderland v Everton fixture

Everton pack their bags to visit Sunderland at Stadium Of Light on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Blues will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 47 and win only 16 of the 77 games.

The previous match played between the two at Stadium Of Light was more than three years back, in August 2002, with Everton inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Black Cats in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 29 JanEverton3 - 0SunderlandFAC
2002/2003Sat 18 JanEverton2 - 1SunderlandPREM
2002/2003Sat 24 AugSunderland0 - 1EvertonPREM
2001/2002Sat 12 JanEverton1 - 0SunderlandPREM
2001/2002Sat 22 DecSunderland1 - 0EvertonPREM
2000/2001Sat 19 MayEverton2 - 2SunderlandPREM
2000/2001Mon 04 DecSunderland2 - 0EvertonPREM

Recent respective form guides

Sunderland's home form is most definitely relegation standard, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. Black Cats have conceded a disappointing 13 goals in this period, and managed to convert only 2 of their own chances.

Everton's away form is none too clever either, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the Blues have hit 4 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Sunderland find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 18 games have yielded only 6 points. Everton are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 17 points from 19 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

The away form of the Blues has not been the best, though the Footymad panel sees them pulling off a narrow win on their visit to Sunderland. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Sunderland Failed to win in previous 8 home matches.
Not won in the 12 most recent games.
Everton Not won in previous 2 away matches.
An overall losing run of 4 games.
No win in the 5 most recent games.