FootyMAD's Plymouth Argyle match preview

Last updated : 09 February 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Plymouth Argyle v Sunderland fixture

Sunderland pack their bags to visit Plymouth Argyle at Home Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The The Black Cats will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 6 and win only 2 of the 11 games.

The previous match played between the two at Home Park was within the last three years, in August 2004, the Pilgrims carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 12 AugSunderland2 - 3Plymouth Arg.CHMP
2004/2005Tue 15 MarSunderland5 - 1Plymouth Arg.CHMP
2004/2005Sat 21 AugPlymouth Arg.2 - 1SunderlandCHMP
1991/1992Thu 16 AprSunderland0 - 1Plymouth Arg.CHMP
1991/1992Sat 23 NovPlymouth Arg.1 - 0SunderlandCHMP
1989/1990Sat 03 MarPlymouth Arg.3 - 0SunderlandCHMP
1989/1990Sat 18 NovSunderland3 - 1Plymouth Arg.CHMP

Recent respective form guides

Plymouth Argyle are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Pilgrims in those games, with 6 conceded.

The The Black Cats have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The games have constituted a decent return of 10 goals for the The Black Cats, and 2 goals against.

Plymouth Arg.'s 43 points from 31 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position. Sunderland lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola Championship, picking up 50 from their 31 games so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Plymouth Arg.641113813

FootyMad's prediction ...

A creditable return from recent away games for The Black Cats could well see them head back from Home Park with a share of the spoils, think the FootyMad panel. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Plymouth Arg. Unbeaten in the last 6 home games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Sunderland 5 games since last away draw.
5 games since last defeat.