Sunderland travel to take on Watford at Vicarage Road Stadium on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 16 games played, Black Cats have recorded 4 wins, and Watford have come away with 6 victories.
The last time the two teams met at Watford was just over four years ago, in November 1999, with Sunderland inflicting a narrow 2 - 3 defeat upon the Hornets in a Premiership match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2003/2004||Mon 25 Aug||Sunderland||2 - 0||Watford||LD1|
|2002/2003||Sat 15 Feb||Sunderland||0 - 1||Watford||FAC|
|1999/2000||Sat 27 Nov||Watford||2 - 3||Sunderland||PREM|
|1999/2000||Tue 10 Aug||Sunderland||2 - 0||Watford||PREM|
|1998/1999||Sat 30 Jan||Watford||2 - 1||Sunderland||LD1|
|1998/1999||Tue 25 Aug||Sunderland||4 - 1||Watford||LD1|
|1996/1997||Tue 24 Sep||Sunderland||1 - 0||Watford||LC|
Recent respective form guides
Watford have only collected 1 win and 3 draws from the last six home games played. While Hornets have scored 7, a worringly large 12 have been leaked at the other end.
Sunderland's away form is none too clever either, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Black Cats's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 10.
Watford are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 30 points from 29 matches. Sunderland are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 47 points from 28 games.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Its been an indifferent run of form for the Black Cats of late away from home, but your FootyMad panel sees things improving, starting here at Vicarage Road Stadium with Sunderland coasting to victory. Away win
|Watford||Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.|
Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 5 most recent games.
|Sunderland||5 games since last away draw.|
Last drawn game 9 outings ago.