FM Preview: Sunderland v Aston Villa 23 Oct 2010

Last updated : 22 October 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Sunderland v Aston Villa fixture

Sunderland prepare to entertain Aston Villa at The Stadium of Light on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 83 games played, The Black Cats have recorded 37 wins, and Aston Villa have come away with 20 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at The Stadium of Light was less than a year ago, in December 2009, as the visitors ran out cosy 0-2 winners in a Premier League match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Wed 24 MarAston Villa1 - 1SunderlandPREM
2009/2010Tue 15 DecSunderland0-2Aston VillaPREM
2009/2010Tue 27 OctSunderland0 - 0Aston VillaLGEC
2008/2009Sat 17 JanSunderland1 - 2Aston VillaPREM
2008/2009Sat 27 SepAston Villa2 - 1SunderlandPREM
2007/2008Sat 22 MarAston Villa0 - 1SunderlandPREM
2007/2008Sat 15 DecSunderland1 - 1Aston VillaPREM

Recent respective form guides

Sunderland 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, 7 to 5.

The away form of Aston Villa is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Villans have hit 6 goals, 15 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Sunderland see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 9 points from their 8 games played so far, Aston Villa lie just outside the playoff positions in the Barclays Premier League, picking up 11 from their 8 games so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Your number one FootyMad panel have studied this game long and hard, and cannot separate the two. A draw for the The Black Cats. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Sunderland Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Drawn each of their last 3 games.
Not won in the 6 most recent games.
Aston Villa 5 games since last away draw.
No win in the 2 most recent games.