Nottingham Forest match preview

Last updated : 09 January 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Sunderland v Nottingham Forest fixture

Sunderland play host to Nottingham Forest at Stadium Of Light on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Black Cats are clearly on top, having won 23 and lost only 9 of the 45 games.

The last time the two teams met at Sunderland was back in November 1997, over five years ago, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 09 AugNottm. Forest2 - 0SunderlandLD1
1997/1998Wed 04 MarNottm. Forest0 - 3SunderlandLD1
1997/1998Sat 08 NovSunderland1-1Nottm. ForestLD1
1996/1997Sat 22 MarSunderland1 - 1Nottm. ForestPREM
1996/1997Wed 21 AugNottm. Forest1 - 4SunderlandPREM
1993/1994Sun 08 MayNottm. Forest2 - 2SunderlandLD1
1993/1994Sat 27 NovSunderland2 - 3Nottm. ForestLD1

Recent respective form guides

Sunderland are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Black Cats in those games, with 3 conceded.

The away form of Nottm. Forest is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. While the Forest have hit 4 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Sunderland are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 44 points from 26 games. Nottm. Forest are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 28 points from 25 matches.

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

With the Black Cats being in decent shape at home at the moment, I am pleased to predict that this match should result in nothing other than a comfortable home win. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
SunderlandWon 3 successive home games.
4 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 4 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
Nottm. ForestLost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 6 away matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.