FM Preview: Manchester United v Sunderland 15 Dec 2012

Last updated : 14 December 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Manchester United v Sunderland fixture

Sunderland face a trip to Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday 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 11 of the 66 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Old Trafford was just last season, in November 2011, the Red Devils carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Premier League match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sun 13 May Sunderland 0 - 1 Man. Utd. Premier League
2011/2012 Sat 05 Nov Man. Utd. 1-0 Sunderland Premier League
2010/2011 Sun 26 Dec Man. Utd. 2 - 0 Sunderland Premier League
2010/2011 Sat 02 Oct Sunderland 0 - 0 Man. Utd. Premier League
2009/2010 Sun 02 May Sunderland 0 - 1 Man. Utd. Premier League
2009/2010 Sat 03 Oct Man. Utd. 2 - 2 Sunderland Premier League
2008/2009 Sat 11 Apr Sunderland 1 - 2 Man. Utd. Premier League

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Recent respective form guides

Manchester United have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. A total of 13 goals have been scored by the Red Devils in those games, with 7 conceded.

Sunderland have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Black Cats's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

Manchester United are leading the way in the Barclays Premier League, with their 16 games giving them a return of 39 points.

Sunderland are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 13 points from their 15 games thus far.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Manchester United 6 4 0 2 11 8 12
Sunderland 6 1 1 4 8 12 4

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FootyMad's prediction ...

With Sunderland not hitting the right notes away from home at the moment, the Madmen safely assumes that Manchester United will ease to victory over the Black Cats. Home win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Manchester United 13 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 27 .
Sunderland 4 games since last away draw.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 4 most recent games.

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