FM Preview: Arsenal v Sunderland 16 Oct 2011

Last updated : 15 October 2011 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Arsenal v Sunderland fixture

Sunderland face a trip to Arsenal at Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Black Cats will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 37 and win only 16 of the 69 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in March 2011, when they played out a goalless draw in a Premier League match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2010/2011 Sat 05 Mar Arsenal 0-0 Sunderland Premier League
2010/2011 Sat 18 Sep Sunderland 1 - 1 Arsenal Premier League
2009/2010 Sat 20 Feb Arsenal 2 - 0 Sunderland Premier League
2009/2010 Sat 21 Nov Sunderland 1 - 0 Arsenal Premier League
2008/2009 Sat 21 Feb Arsenal 0 - 0 Sunderland Premier League
2008/2009 Sat 04 Oct Sunderland 1 - 1 Arsenal Premier League
2007/2008 Sun 11 May Sunderland 0 - 1 Arsenal Premier League

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Recent respective form guides

Arsenal have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Gunners in those games, with 4 conceded.

Sunderland have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Black Cats's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 7 goals for and 5 against.

Arsenal find themselves struggling down in 15th position in the league having picked up 7 points from their 7 matches.

Sunderland are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 6 points from 7 matches.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Arsenal 6 3 1 2 13 9 10
Sunderland 6 1 2 3 8 7 5

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FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Gunners, as the Black Cats have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Arsenal Won 4 successive home games.
9 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
Sunderland Not won in previous 4 away matches.
No win in the 2 most recent games.

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