FootyMAD's Ipswich Town match preview

History of the Ipswich Town v Sunderland fixture

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.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 24 JanIpswich Town1 - 2SunderlandFAC
2003/2004Tue 30 SepSunderland3 - 2Ipswich TownLD1
2001/2002Sat 29 DecIpswich Town5 - 0SunderlandPREM
2001/2002Sat 18 AugSunderland1 - 0Ipswich TownPREM
2000/2001Sat 27 JanSunderland1 - 0Ipswich TownFAC
2000/2001Mon 01 JanSunderland4 - 1Ipswich TownPREM
2000/2001Sat 26 AugIpswich Town1 - 0SunderlandPREM

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Ipswich Town6402151012
Sunderland650111415

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

Sequence statistics:
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.