Walsall match preview

Last updated : 17 October 2003 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Sunderland v Walsall fixture

Sunderland play host to Walsall at Stadium Of Light on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 4 games played, Black Cats have recorded 2 wins, and Walsall have come away with 1 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Sunderland was more than a decade ago, in February 1989, as the visitors ran out cosy 0-3 winners in a Second Division match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
1988/1989Sat 11 FebSunderland0-3WalsallDIV2
1988/1989Sat 08 OctWalsall2 - 0SunderlandDIV2
1987/1988Sat 06 FebSunderland1 - 1WalsallDIV3
1987/1988Sat 05 SepWalsall2 - 2SunderlandDIV3
1962/1963Sat 09 MarWalsall2 - 3SunderlandDIV2
1962/1963Sat 20 OctSunderland5 - 0WalsallDIV2
1961/1962Sat 16 DecSunderland3 - 0WalsallDIV2

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 Walsall is pretty dire, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. While the Saddlers have hit 4 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Sunderland's total of 23 points from their 12 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Nationwide League Division One. Walsall are currently lying in 19th place in Nationwide League Division One having mustered a points tally of 13 from their 12 matches played.

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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 .
WalsallLost each of the previous 5 away matches.
Not won in previous 7 away matches.
Last drawn game 8 outings ago.