FootyMAD's Sunderland match preview
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Tuesday, 28th October 2008
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Stoke City and Sunderland at 19:45 on Wednesday, 29th October 2008 in the Premier League.
Stoke City are ready to welcome Sunderland to Britannia Stadium on Wednesday evening, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 65 games played, Potters have recorded 31 wins, and Sunderland have come away with 18 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Britannia Stadium was within the last three years, in October 2006, the Potters carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a Championship match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2006/2007||Tue 13 Mar||Sunderland||2 - 2||Stoke City||CHMP|
|2006/2007||Tue 17 Oct||Stoke City||2-1||Sunderland||CHMP|
|2004/2005||Sun 08 May||Sunderland||1 - 0||Stoke City||CHMP|
|2004/2005||Sat 27 Nov||Stoke City||0 - 1||Sunderland||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Tue 16 Mar||Sunderland||1 - 1||Stoke City||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Tue 16 Sep||Stoke City||3 - 1||Sunderland||CHMP|
|1997/1998||Sat 25 Apr||Sunderland||3 - 0||Stoke City||CHMP|
Recent respective form guides
Stoke City are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The Potters's have scored 9 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 10.
Sunderland have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The The Black Cats's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 7.
Stoke City are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 7 points from their 9 games thus far. Sunderland's 12 points from 9 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.
For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Your FootyMad panel thinks that Stoke City's indifferent home form is due to continue with a narrow home defeat against Sunderland. Away win
|Stoke City||Not drawn a match in their last 4 .|
|Sunderland||Not won in previous 3 away matches.|
4 games since last defeat.