FM Preview: Sunderland v Swansea City 21 Jan 2012

Last updated : 20 January 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Sunderland v Swansea City fixture

Sunderland play host to Swansea City at The Stadium of Light on Saturday afternoon, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having taken all the points from 8 of the 11 contests.

The last time the two teams met at Sunderland was way back in the black-and-white days of March 1983, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a First Division match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 27 Aug Swansea City 0 - 0 Sunderland Premier League
1982/1983 Sat 19 Mar Sunderland 1-1 Swansea City First Division
1982/1983 Sat 06 Nov Swansea City 3 - 0 Sunderland First Division
1981/1982 Sat 20 Feb Sunderland 0 - 1 Swansea City First Division
1981/1982 Sat 26 Sep Swansea City 2 - 0 Sunderland First Division
1979/1980 Sat 22 Mar Sunderland 1 - 1 Swansea City Second Division
1979/1980 Sat 10 Nov Swansea City 3 - 1 Sunderland Second Division

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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 6.

Swansea City have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Swans's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 8 goals for and 7 against.

Sunderland see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 24 points from their 21 games played so far,

Swansea City's 26 points from 21 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Sunderland 6 4 1 1 11 5 13
Swansea City 6 3 2 1 11 7 11

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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 Black Cats. No-score draw

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Sunderland Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Swansea City 4 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.

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