FootyMAD's Sunderland match preview
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 6th February 2009
FootyMad attempt to assist you with their form guide as Sunderland take on Stoke City in a Premier League match on Saturday, 7th February 2009 at 15:00.
Stoke City face a trip to Sunderland at The Stadium of Light on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Potters will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 40 and win only 8 of the 65 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was was two seasons ago, in March 2007, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2 - 2 draw in a Championship match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2008/2009||Wed 29 Oct||Stoke City||1 - 0||Sunderland||PREM|
|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|
Recent respective form guides
Sunderland have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the The Black Cats in those games, with 3 conceded.
The away form of Stoke City is pretty dire, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. While the Potters have hit 5 goals, 14 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Sunderland see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 27 points from their 24 games played so far, Stoke City are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 24 points from 24 matches.
For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here
|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
FootyMad's prediction ...
FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the The Black Cats, as the Potters have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win
|Sunderland||Not won in the 2 most recent games.|
|Stoke City||Lost each of the previous 5 away matches.|
Not won in previous 12 away matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.