Rotherham United match preview

Last updated : 20 October 2003 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Sunderland v Rotherham United fixture

Sunderland play host to Rotherham United at Stadium Of Light on Tuesday evening, looking to continue an impressive record. The Black Cats are clearly on top, with a 57.14% success rate in the fixture.

The last time the two teams met at Sunderland was well over fifteen years ago, back in December 1987, with Sunderland running out comfortable 3-0 winners in a Third Division match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
1997/1998Sat 03 JanRotherham1 - 5SunderlandFAC
1987/1988Sat 07 MayRotherham1 - 4SunderlandDIV3
1987/1988Sun 20 DecSunderland3-0RotherhamDIV3
1963/1964Mon 30 MarRotherham2 - 2SunderlandDIV2
1963/1964Fri 27 MarSunderland2 - 0RotherhamDIV2
1962/1963Tue 11 SepRotherham4 - 2SunderlandDIV2
1962/1963Wed 05 SepSunderland2 - 0RotherhamDIV2

Recent respective form guides

Sunderland are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Black Cats in those games, with 8 conceded.

The away form of Rotherham is pretty dire, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. While the Merry Millers have hit 4 goals, 16 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Sunderland are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 26 points from 13 games. Rotherham are stuck down in the relegation zone of Nationwide League Division One with a return of just 12 points from their 14 games thus far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

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:
Sunderland14 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 3 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
RotherhamLost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 12 away matches.

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