FM Preview: Wigan Athletic v Sunderland 03 Jan 2012

Last updated : 02 January 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Wigan Athletic v Sunderland fixture

Sunderland face a trip to Wigan Athletic at JJB Stadium on Tuesday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 8 games played, Black Cats have recorded 1 wins, and Wigan Athletic have come away with 3 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in September 2010, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a Premier League match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 26 Nov Sunderland 1 - 2 Wigan Ath. Premier League
2010/2011 Sat 23 Apr Sunderland 4 - 2 Wigan Ath. Premier League
2010/2011 Sat 11 Sep Wigan Ath. 1 - 1 Sunderland Premier League
2009/2010 Sat 06 Feb Sunderland 1 - 1 Wigan Ath. Premier League
2009/2010 Sat 28 Nov Wigan Ath. 1 - 0 Sunderland Premier League
2008/2009 Sat 14 Mar Sunderland 1 - 2 Wigan Ath. Premier League
2008/2009 Sat 13 Sep Wigan Ath. 1 - 1 Sunderland Premier League

For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here

Recent respective form guides

Wigan Athletic need to improve on their recent home record of just 3 draws from the previous six. While Latics have scored 5, a worringly large 13 have been leaked at the other end.

Sunderland's away form is none too clever either, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. The Black Cats's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

Wigan Athletic are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 15 points from their 19 games thus far.

Sunderland see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 21 points from their 19 games played so far,

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Wigan Athletic 6 1 3 2 5 13 6
Sunderland 6 3 1 2 8 7 10

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing appears to be going right for the Black Cats out on the road recently, yet the Madmen can see a turn around in fortunes as they battle to a victory in a closely fought contest at Wigan Athletic. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Wigan Athletic Drawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 7 home matches.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Sunderland 8 games since last away draw.
4 games since last defeat.

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