Sunderland face a trip to Ipswich Town at Portman Road on Monday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Black Cats will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 13 and win only 5 of the 21 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was earlier this season, with Sunderland inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the Tractor Boys in a F.A. Cup match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2003/2004||Sat 24 Jan||Ipswich Town||1 - 2||Sunderland||FAC|
|2003/2004||Tue 30 Sep||Sunderland||3 - 2||Ipswich Town||LD1|
|2001/2002||Sat 29 Dec||Ipswich Town||5 - 0||Sunderland||PREM|
|2001/2002||Sat 18 Aug||Sunderland||1 - 0||Ipswich Town||PREM|
|2000/2001||Sat 27 Jan||Sunderland||1 - 0||Ipswich Town||FAC|
|2000/2001||Mon 01 Jan||Sunderland||4 - 1||Ipswich Town||PREM|
|2000/2001||Sat 26 Aug||Ipswich Town||1 - 0||Sunderland||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Ipswich Town have had an average home run of late, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 13 to 11.
The away form of Sunderland however, is much more impressive, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. The games have constituted a decent return of 11 goals for the Black Cats, and 4 goals against.
Ipswich Town's total of 65 points from their 41 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Nationwide League Division One. Sunderland are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 71 points from 39 games.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Sunderland are in smashing form away from home at present, and Footymad sees this carrying them to a narrow victory at Ipswich Town. Away win
|Ipswich Town||21 games since last home draw.|
Not drawn a match in their last 12 .
|Sunderland||4 successive away victories.|
6 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 7 outings ago.