Sunderland face a trip to Everton at Goodison Park on Wednesday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The The Black Cats will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 54 and win only 19 of the 85 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in December 2008, with Everton running out comfortable 3 - 0 winners 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:|
|2009/2010||Sat 26 Dec||Sunderland||1 - 1||Everton||PREM|
|2008/2009||Sun 03 May||Sunderland||0 - 2||Everton||PREM|
|2008/2009||Sun 28 Dec||Everton||3 - 0||Sunderland||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sun 09 Mar||Sunderland||0 - 1||Everton||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sat 24 Nov||Everton||7 - 1||Sunderland||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sat 01 Apr||Everton||2 - 2||Sunderland||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sat 31 Dec||Sunderland||0 - 1||Everton||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Everton have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Toffees in those games, with 5 conceded.
The away form of Sunderland is pretty dire, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. While the The Black Cats have hit 8 goals, 17 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Everton's 26 points from 21 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Sunderland see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 23 points from their 21 games played so far,
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FootyMad's prediction ...
FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Toffees, as the The Black Cats have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win
|Everton||5 games since last home draw.|
|Sunderland||Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.|
Not won in previous 11 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.