Sunderland prepare to entertain Stoke City at The Stadium of Light on Monday evening, looking to continue an impressive record. The The Black Cats are clearly on top, having won 41 and lost only 8 of the 66 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at The Stadium of Light was less than a year ago, in February 2009, with Sunderland running out comfortable 2-0 winners in a Premier League match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2009/2010||Sat 29 Aug||Stoke City||1 - 0||Sunderland||PREM|
|2008/2009||Sat 07 Feb||Sunderland||2-0||Stoke City||PREM|
|2008/2009||Wed 29 Oct||Stoke City||1 - 0||Sunderland||PREM|
|2006/2007||Tue 13 Mar||Sunderland||2 - 2||Stoke City||CHMP|
|2006/2007||Tue 17 Oct||Stoke City||2 - 1||Sunderland||CHMP|
|2004/2005||Sun 08 May||Sunderland||1 - 0||Stoke City||CHMP|
|2004/2005||Sat 27 Nov||Stoke City||0 - 1||Sunderland||CHMP|
Recent respective form guides
Sunderland have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 8 to 6.
The away form of Stoke City is pretty dire, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. Potters have conceded 11 goals in these games, and only hit 1 in reply.
Sunderland see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 23 points from their 22 games played so far, Stoke City see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 25 points from their 21 games played so far,
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Its a close one to call, but I think that The Black Cats's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Stoke City. Home Win
|Sunderland||Latest 3 games ended in defeat.|
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
|Stoke City||Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.|
Not won in previous 6 away matches.
5 games since last defeat.