Norwich City match preview

Last updated : 24 October 2003 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Norwich City v Sunderland fixture

Sunderland travel to take on Norwich City at on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 18 games played, the Black Cats have recorded 3 wins, and Norwich have come away with 9 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Norwich was back in September 1998, over five years ago, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2 - 2 draw in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
1998/1999Sat 06 MarSunderland1 - 0NorwichLD1
1998/1999Tue 29 SepNorwich2 - 2SunderlandLD1
1997/1998Wed 28 JanNorwich2 - 1SunderlandLD1
1997/1998Sat 30 AugSunderland0 - 1NorwichLD1
1995/1996Sun 14 JanSunderland0 - 1NorwichLD1
1995/1996Sat 19 AugNorwich0 - 0SunderlandLD1
1991/1992Sun 05 AprNorwich0 - 1SunderlandFAC

Recent respective form guides

Norwich City could not have a more impressive recent home form, having won each of the last six games. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 13 goals for the Canaries, with 4 goals against.

Sunderland's away form is equally impressive, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. The games have constituted a decent return of 11 goals for the Black Cats, and 8 goals against.

Norwich lie just outside the playoff positions in the Nationwide League Division One, picking up 25 points from their 14 games so far. Sunderland are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 27 points from 14 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Sunderland are performing with pride on their travels, but the FootyMad panel believes it may not be enough to prevent the Canaries coming away with a hard-fought home win. Home win.

Sequence statistics:
NorwichWon 6 successive home games.
14 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 6 matches.
SunderlandWon each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.

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