FM Preview: Sunderland v Newcastle United 16 Jan 2011

Last updated : 15 January 2011 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Sunderland v Newcastle United fixture

Sunderland are ready to welcome Newcastle United to The Stadium of Light at lunchtime on Sunday, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 69 games played, The Black Cats have recorded 23 wins, and Newcastle Utd. have come away with 20 victories.

The previous match played between the two at The Stadium of Light was within the last three years, in October 2008, the The Black Cats carving out a narrow 2-1 victory 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:
2010/2011Sun 31 OctNewcastle Utd.5 - 1SunderlandPREM
2008/2009Sun 01 FebNewcastle Utd.1 - 1SunderlandPREM
2008/2009Sat 25 OctSunderland2-1Newcastle Utd.PREM
2007/2008Sun 20 AprNewcastle Utd.2 - 0SunderlandPREM
2007/2008Sat 10 NovSunderland1 - 1Newcastle Utd.PREM
2005/2006Mon 17 AprSunderland1 - 4Newcastle Utd.PREM
2005/2006Sun 23 OctNewcastle Utd.3 - 2SunderlandPREM

Recent respective form guides

Sunderland have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 8 to 6.

Newcastle Utd. have an average recent record on the road, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. While the Magpies have hit 5 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Sunderland's total of 33 points from their 22 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League. Newcastle Utd. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Barclays Premier League, picking up 28 from their 21 games so far.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

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 6 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
Newcastle Utd. 11 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 8 outings ago.