FootyMAD's West Bromwich Albion match preview

Last updated : 20 January 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the West Bromwich Albion v Sunderland fixture

Sunderland pack their bags to visit West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns at tea-time on Saturday, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 68 games played, Black Cats have recorded 16 wins, and West Brom. have come away with 34 victories.

The previous match played between the two at The Hawthorns was within the last three years, in November 2003, when they played out a goalless draw in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 17 SepSunderland1 - 1West Brom.PREM
2003/2004Sun 18 AprSunderland0 - 1West Brom.CHMP
2003/2004Sat 01 NovWest Brom.0 - 0SunderlandCHMP
2002/2003Sat 19 AprSunderland1 - 2West Brom.PREM
2002/2003Sat 21 DecWest Brom.2 - 2SunderlandPREM
2001/2002Sat 05 JanSunderland1 - 2West Brom.FAC
1998/1999Sat 03 AprSunderland3 - 0West Brom.CHMP

Recent respective form guides

West Bromwich Albion have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. The The Baggies have scored 10 and conceded 3 during this period.

The away form of Sunderland is pretty dire, chalking up just 1 victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. While the Black Cats have hit 8 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.

West Brom. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 22 points from 22 matches. Sunderland find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 21 games have yielded only 6 points.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the The Baggies, as the Black Cats have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
West Brom. Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Sunderland Lost each of the previous 5 away matches.
Not won in previous 5 away matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.