FM Preview: Sunderland v Aston Villa 03 Nov 2012

Last updated : 02 November 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Sunderland v Aston Villa fixture

Sunderland prepare to entertain Aston Villa at Stadium of Light on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 85 games played, Black Cats have recorded 38 wins, and Aston Villa have come away with 20 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Stadium of Light was just last season, in October 2011, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2-2 draw in a Premier League match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 21 Apr Aston Villa 0 - 0 Sunderland Premier League
2011/2012 Sat 29 Oct Sunderland 2-2 Aston Villa Premier League
2010/2011 Wed 05 Jan Aston Villa 0 - 1 Sunderland Premier League
2010/2011 Sat 23 Oct Sunderland 1 - 0 Aston Villa Premier League
2009/2010 Wed 24 Mar Aston Villa 1 - 1 Sunderland Premier League
2009/2010 Tue 15 Dec Sunderland 0 - 2 Aston Villa Premier League
2009/2010 Tue 27 Oct Sunderland 0 - 0 Aston Villa League Cup

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Recent respective form guides

Sunderland are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 5 to 4.

Aston Villa have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the Villans have hit 9 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Sunderland find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 9 points from their 8 matches.

Aston Villa are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 6 points from 9 matches.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Sunderland 6 2 2 2 4 5 8
Aston Villa 6 2 2 2 9 9 8

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FootyMad's prediction ...

With Sunderland only showing average form at home, the Madmen are expecting them to play out a draw. No-score draw

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Sunderland Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Aston Villa 6 games since last away draw.

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