FootyMAD's Liverpool match preview

Last updated : 19 August 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Liverpool v Sunderland fixture

Sunderland pack their bags to visit Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 72 games played, Black Cats have recorded 19 wins, and Liverpool have come away with 35 victories.

The previous match played between the two at Anfield was within the last three years, in November 2002, when they played out a goalless draw in a Premiership match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2002/2003Sun 15 DecSunderland2 - 1LiverpoolPREM
2002/2003Sun 17 NovLiverpool0 - 0SunderlandPREM
2001/2002Sat 13 AprSunderland0 - 1LiverpoolPREM
2001/2002Sun 25 NovLiverpool1 - 0SunderlandPREM
2000/2001Sat 10 FebSunderland1 - 1LiverpoolPREM
2000/2001Sat 23 SepLiverpool1 - 1SunderlandPREM
1999/2000Sat 11 MarLiverpool1 - 1SunderlandPREM

Recent respective form guides

Liverpool are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 11 goals for the Reds, with 4 goals against.

Sunderland's away form is equally impressive, remaining unbeaten in their last six, winning five and drawing the one. Those games have seen the Black Cats pummel 11 goals, and let in 4.

Liverpool see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 1 points from their 1 games played so far, Sunderland are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 0 points from 1 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Sunderland are performing with pride on their travels, but the FootyMad panel believes it may not be enough to prevent the Reds coming away with a hard-fought home win. Home win.

Sequence statistics:
Liverpool Won 4 successive home games.
5 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 8 matches.
Sunderland Undefeated in last 6 away games.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.