FM Preview: Blackpool v Sunderland 22 Jan 2011

Last updated : 21 January 2011 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Blackpool v Sunderland fixture

Sunderland travel to take on Blackpool at Bloomfield Road on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 27 games played, The Black Cats have recorded 7 wins, and Blackpool have come away with 11 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Blackpool was amazingly over twenty years ago, in October 1987, as the visitors ran out cosy 0 - 2 winners in a Third Division match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Tue 28 DecSunderland0 - 2BlackpoolPREM
1987/1988Sat 05 MarSunderland2 - 2BlackpoolLGE1
1987/1988Sat 17 OctBlackpool0 - 2SunderlandLGE1
1977/1978Mon 27 MarBlackpool1 - 1SunderlandCHMP
1977/1978Mon 26 DecSunderland2 - 1BlackpoolCHMP
1975/1976Tue 20 AprBlackpool1 - 0SunderlandCHMP
1975/1976Sat 30 AugSunderland2 - 0BlackpoolCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Blackpool have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 11 to 10.

Sunderland have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The The Black Cats's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 7 goals for and 6 against.

Blackpool's 28 points from 21 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Sunderland's total of 34 points from their 23 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

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

Sequence statistics:
Blackpool 4 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 7 .
Sunderland No win in the 2 most recent games.