Cardiff City match preview

Last updated : 13 October 2003 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Sunderland v Cardiff City fixture

Sunderland play host to Cardiff City at Stadium Of Light on Tuesday evening, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Black Cats have the slight edge, having won 10 of the 25 games compared to Cardiff's 6 wins.

The last time the two teams met at Sunderland was amazingly over twenty years ago, in December 1979, the Black Cats carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a Second Division match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
1979/1980Sat 03 MayCardiff1 - 1SunderlandDIV2
1979/1980Sat 08 DecSunderland2-1CardiffDIV2
1978/1979Sat 28 AprSunderland1 - 2CardiffDIV2
1978/1979Sat 09 DecCardiff1 - 1SunderlandDIV2
1977/1978Sat 28 JanCardiff5 - 2SunderlandDIV2
1977/1978Tue 04 OctSunderland1 - 1CardiffDIV2
1974/1975Sat 08 FebSunderland3 - 1CardiffDIV2

Recent respective form guides

Sunderland are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Black Cats in those games, with 8 conceded.

Cardiff have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Bluebirds have hit 8 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Sunderland's total of 22 points from their 11 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Nationwide League Division One. Cardiff's 15 points from 11 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

The match against Cardiff is certainly an interesting one with me deciding its going to end up with a victory for the Black Cats in a close run game. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Sunderland14 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 3 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
CardiffLost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
No win in the 2 most recent games.

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