FootyMAD's Stoke City match preview

Last updated : 31 January 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Sunderland v Stoke City fixture

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:
2009/2010Sat 29 AugStoke City1 - 0SunderlandPREM
2008/2009Sat 07 FebSunderland2-0Stoke CityPREM
2008/2009Wed 29 OctStoke City1 - 0SunderlandPREM
2006/2007Tue 13 MarSunderland2 - 2Stoke CityCHMP
2006/2007Tue 17 OctStoke City2 - 1SunderlandCHMP
2004/2005Sun 08 MaySunderland1 - 0Stoke CityCHMP
2004/2005Sat 27 NovStoke City0 - 1SunderlandCHMP

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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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

Sequence statistics:
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.