FootyMAD's Fulham match preview

Last updated : 01 January 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Fulham v Sunderland fixture

Sunderland pack their bags to visit Fulham at Craven Cottage on Monday afternoon, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 9 of the 21 previous games, with the hosts winning just 8.

The previous match played between the two at Craven Cottage was within the last three years, in March 2003, the Cottagers carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a Premiership match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2002/2003Sat 01 MarFulham1 - 0SunderlandPREM
2002/2003Sat 14 SepSunderland0 - 3FulhamPREM
2001/2002Sat 19 JanSunderland1 - 1FulhamPREM
2001/2002Wed 22 AugFulham2 - 0SunderlandPREM
1989/1990Tue 03 OctFulham0 - 3SunderlandLGEC
1989/1990Tue 19 SepSunderland1 - 1FulhamLGEC
1987/1988Tue 01 MarSunderland2 - 0FulhamLGE1

Recent respective form guides

Fulham have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 13 goals have been scored by the Cottagers in those games, with 9 conceded.

In complete contrast to Fulham, Sunderland are having a torrid time on their travels, chalking up just 1 victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. While the Black Cats have hit 7 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Fulham find themselves struggling down in 15th position in the league having picked up 20 points from their 20 matches. Sunderland find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 19 games have yielded only 6 points.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Cottagers, as the Black Cats have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Fulham Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Sunderland Lost each of the previous 4 away matches.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
No win in the 13 most recent games.