FootyMAD's Gillingham match preview

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History of the Sunderland v Gillingham fixture

Sunderland prepare to entertain Gillingham at Stadium Of Light on Monday evening, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. The Black Cats have drawn both of the previous games against their opponents, however.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Stadium Of Light was less than a year ago, in March 2004, the Black Cats carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 11 SepGillingham0 - 4SunderlandCHMP
2003/2004Tue 23 MarSunderland2-1GillinghamCHMP
2003/2004Tue 04 NovGillingham1 - 3SunderlandCHMP
1987/1988Sat 30 JanSunderland2 - 1GillinghamLGE1
1987/1988Tue 15 SepGillingham0 - 0SunderlandLGE1

Recent respective form guides

Sunderland are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Black Cats in those games, with 7 conceded.

The away form of Gillingham is pretty dire, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. While the The Gills have hit 4 goals, 14 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Sunderland are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 49 points from 27 games. Gillingham are stuck down in the relegation zone of Coca-Cola Championship with a return of just 25 points from their 27 games thus far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Sunderland630310109
Gillingham6213897

FootyMad's prediction ...

With the Black Cats being in decent shape at home at the moment, I am pleased to predict that this match should result in nothing other than a comfortable home win. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Sunderland 8 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 13 .
Gillingham Lost each of the previous 4 away matches.
Not won in previous 10 away matches.