FootyMAD's Portsmouth match preview

Last updated : 12 January 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Sunderland v Portsmouth fixture

Sunderland are ready to welcome Portsmouth to Stadium Of Light on Sunday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The The Black Cats are clearly on top, having won 25 and lost only 8 of the 48 games.

The previous match played between the two at Stadium Of Light was within the last three years, in October 2005, as the visitors ran out cosy 1-4 winners in a Premiership match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 22 AprPortsmouth2 - 1SunderlandPREM
2005/2006Sat 29 OctSunderland1-4PortsmouthPREM
1999/2000Sat 11 DecSunderland1 - 0PortsmouthFAC
1998/1999Tue 02 MarSunderland2 - 0PortsmouthCHMP
1998/1999Sat 26 SepPortsmouth1 - 1SunderlandCHMP
1997/1998Sat 21 MarSunderland2 - 1PortsmouthCHMP
1997/1998Sat 15 NovPortsmouth1 - 4SunderlandCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Sunderland are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. While The Black Cats have scored 6, a worringly large 10 have been leaked at the other end.

The away form of Portsmouth however, is much more impressive, with a marvellous return of five wins and one defeat from the last six. Those games have seen the Pompey pummel 13 goals, and let in 6.

Sunderland are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 17 points from their 21 games thus far. Portsmouth's 34 points from 21 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 8th position.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its been an indifferent run of form for the The Black Cats of late, and things are not going to improve with the visit of Portsmouth, who one believes will win this game handsomely. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Sunderland 4 games since last home draw.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Portsmouth 13 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.