FM Preview: Sunderland v Manchester City 26 Dec 2012

Last updated : 25 December 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Sunderland v Manchester City fixture

Sunderland prepare to entertain Manchester City at Stadium of Light on Wednesday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Black Cats are clearly on top, winning 54.55% of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Stadium of Light was less than a year ago, in January 2012, 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
2012/2013 Sat 06 Oct Man. City 3 - 0 Sunderland Premier League
2011/2012 Sat 31 Mar Man. City 3 - 3 Sunderland Premier League
2011/2012 Sun 01 Jan Sunderland 1-0 Man. City Premier League
2010/2011 Sun 03 Apr Man. City 5 - 0 Sunderland Premier League
2010/2011 Sun 29 Aug Sunderland 1 - 0 Man. City Premier League
2009/2010 Sun 14 Mar Sunderland 1 - 1 Man. City Premier League
2009/2010 Sat 19 Dec Man. City 4 - 3 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 6, a worringly large 9 have been leaked at the other end.

Manchester City's away form is none too clever either, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Sky Blues's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 6 goals for and 5 against.

Sunderland find themselves struggling down in 15th position in the league having picked up 19 points from their 18 matches.

Manchester City's total of 39 points from their 18 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Sunderland 6 2 1 3 7 8 7
Manchester City 6 3 1 2 9 6 10

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing seems to be going right for the Black Cats at home recently, and we can see no immediate turn around in fortunes as the Sky Blues come away with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Sunderland Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
Manchester City 4 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.

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