FootyMAD's Sunderland match preview

Last updated : 24 September 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Middlesbrough v Sunderland fixture

Middlesbrough are ready to welcome Sunderland to Riverside Stadium on Sunday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 68 games played, Boro have recorded 32 wins, and Sunderland have come away with 20 victories.

The previous match played between the two at Riverside Stadium was more than three years back, in September 2002, with Middlesbrough running out comfortable 3-0 winners in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2002/2003Sat 22 FebSunderland1 - 3MiddlesbroughPREM
2002/2003Tue 10 SepMiddlesbrough3-0SunderlandPREM
2001/2002Tue 29 JanSunderland0 - 1MiddlesbroughPREM
2001/2002Mon 22 OctMiddlesbrough2 - 0SunderlandPREM
2000/2001Mon 09 AprMiddlesbrough0 - 0SunderlandPREM
2000/2001Sat 09 DecSunderland1 - 0MiddlesbroughPREM
1999/2000Sat 18 MarSunderland1 - 1MiddlesbroughPREM

Recent respective form guides

Middlesbrough have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Boro in those games, with 4 conceded.

Sunderland have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 7 leaked at the wrong end.

Middlesbrough's 8 points from 6 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position. Sunderland find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 6 games have yielded only 1 points.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Middlesbrough may be coming up against a decent side in Sunderland, but I do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Boro. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Middlesbrough 4 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Sunderland Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.