FM Preview: Southampton v Sunderland 22 Dec 2012

Last updated : 21 December 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Southampton v Sunderland fixture

Sunderland travel to take on Southampton at St. Mary's 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 17 and win only 6 of the 28 games.

The last time the two teams met at Southampton was back in April 2007, over five years ago, with Sunderland inflicting a narrow 1-2 defeat upon the Saints in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2006/2007 Mon 09 Apr Southampton 1-2 Sunderland Championship
2006/2007 Sat 11 Nov Sunderland 1 - 1 Southampton Championship
2002/2003 Tue 28 Jan Sunderland 0 - 1 Southampton Premiership
2002/2003 Sat 28 Dec Southampton 2 - 1 Sunderland Premiership
2001/2002 Sat 23 Mar Sunderland 1 - 1 Southampton Premiership
2001/2002 Sat 15 Dec Southampton 2 - 0 Sunderland Premiership
2000/2001 Sat 28 Apr Southampton 0 - 1 Sunderland Premiership

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Recent respective form guides

Southampton have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 8 to 6.

The away form of Sunderland is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Black Cats have hit 6 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Southampton are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 15 points from 16 matches.

Sunderland are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 16 points from 17 matches.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Southampton 6 3 2 1 8 4 11
Sunderland 6 1 1 4 8 12 4

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FootyMad's prediction ...

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

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Southampton Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Sunderland Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.

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