FootyMAD's Wigan Athletic match preview

Last updated : 05 February 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Sunderland v Wigan Athletic fixture

Sunderland prepare to entertain Wigan Athletic at The Stadium of Light on Saturday afternoon, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 3 of the 7 previous games, with the The Black Cats winning just 2.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at The Stadium of Light was less than a year ago, in March 2009, with Wigan Ath. inflicting a narrow 1-2 defeat upon the The Black Cats in a Premier League match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sat 28 NovWigan Ath.1 - 0SunderlandPREM
2008/2009Sat 14 MarSunderland1-2Wigan Ath.PREM
2008/2009Sat 13 SepWigan Ath.1 - 1SunderlandPREM
2007/2008Sat 09 FebSunderland2 - 0Wigan Ath.PREM
2007/2008Sat 05 JanSunderland0 - 3Wigan Ath.FAC
2007/2008Sat 18 AugWigan Ath.3 - 0SunderlandPREM
2005/2006Sat 11 MarSunderland0 - 1Wigan Ath.PREM

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, 6 to 4.

Wigan Ath. have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Latics have hit 8 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Sunderland see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 24 points from their 23 games played so far, Wigan Ath. find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 22 points from their 22 matches.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Wigan Ath.6213987

FootyMad's prediction ...

Your number one FootyMad panel have studied this game long and hard, and cannot separate the two. A draw for the The Black Cats. No-score draw

Sequence statistics:
Sunderland Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Wigan Ath. Not won in previous 2 away matches.
An overall losing run of 3 games.
No win in the 4 most recent games.