FM Preview: Sunderland v Aston Villa 29 Oct 2011

Last updated : 28 October 2011 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview 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 84 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 The Stadium of Light was just last season, in October 2010, the Black Cats carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Premier League match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
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
2008/2009 Sat 17 Jan Sunderland 1 - 2 Aston Villa Premier League
2008/2009 Sat 27 Sep Aston Villa 2 - 1 Sunderland Premier League

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Recent respective form guides

Sunderland's dreadful home form has resulted in just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While Black Cats have scored 8, a worringly large 11 have been leaked at the other end.

Aston Villa's away form is none too clever either, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. While the Villans have hit 7 goals, 10 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 9 matches.

Aston Villa see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 11 points from their 9 games played so far,

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Sunderland 6 2 1 3 11 8 7
Aston Villa 6 1 2 3 6 10 5

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FootyMad's prediction ...

These are testing times at The Stadium of Light for the Black Cats and the Madmen are unable to see past Aston Villa claiming victory in a close match.

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Sunderland No sequences of note
Aston Villa Not won in previous 4 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.

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