West Bromwich Albion match preview

Last updated : 31 October 2003 By Footymad Previewer
History of the West Bromwich Albion v Sunderland fixture

Sunderland face a trip to West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Black Cats have won 17 of the 66 games compared to the host's 32 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in December 2002, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2 - 2 draw in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2002/2003Sat 19 AprSunderland1 - 2West BromPREM
2002/2003Sat 21 DecWest Brom2 - 2SunderlandPREM
2001/2002Sat 05 JanSunderland1 - 2West BromFAC
2001/2002Sat 04 AugWest Brom0 - 3SunderlandFR
1998/1999Sat 03 AprSunderland3 - 0West BromLD1
1998/1999Sun 18 OctWest Brom2 - 3SunderlandLD1
1997/1998Mon 13 AprWest Brom3 - 3SunderlandLD1

Recent respective form guides

West Bromwich Albion are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Baggies in those games, with 5 conceded.

The Black Cats have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occassions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The games have constituted a decent return of 9 goals for the Black Cats, and 6 goals against.

West Brom are leading the way in the Nationwide League Division One, with their 15 games giving them a return of 31 points. Sunderland's total of 27 points from their 15 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Nationwide League Division One.

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

Neither team is setting the world alight, and I think this game will result in a narrow home win for the Baggies. Home win

Sequence statistics:
West Brom10 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 8 .
SunderlandNo win in the 2 most recent games.