FM Preview: Sunderland v Manchester United 02 Oct 2010

Last updated : 01 October 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Sunderland v Manchester United fixture

Sunderland prepare to entertain Manchester United at The Stadium of Light on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 64 games played, The Black Cats have recorded 28 wins, and Man. Utd. have come away with 19 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at The Stadium of Light was less than a year ago, in May 2010, with Man. Utd. inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the The Black Cats in a Premier League match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sun 02 MaySunderland0-1Man. Utd.PREM
2009/2010Sat 03 OctMan. Utd.2 - 2SunderlandPREM
2008/2009Sat 11 AprSunderland1 - 2Man. Utd.PREM
2008/2009Sat 06 DecMan. Utd.1 - 0SunderlandPREM
2007/2008Wed 26 DecSunderland0 - 4Man. Utd.PREM
2007/2008Sat 01 SepMan. Utd.1 - 0SunderlandPREM
2005/2006Fri 14 AprMan. Utd.0 - 0SunderlandPREM

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, 7 to 6.

The away form of Man. Utd. however, is much more impressive, unbeaten in their last six, consisting of three wins and three draws. The games have constituted a decent return of 14 goals for the Red Devils, and 3 goals against.

Sunderland see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 7 points from their 6 games played so far, Man. Utd.'s total of 12 points from their 6 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.

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

Its been an indifferent run of form for the The Black Cats of late, and things are not going to improve with the visit of Man. Utd., who one believes will win this game handsomely. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Sunderland Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Man. Utd. Undefeated in last 9 away games.
17 games since last defeat.