FootyMAD's Sunderland match preview

Last updated : 30 October 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Sunderland v West Ham United fixture

West Ham Utd. face a trip to Sunderland at The Stadium of Light on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 39 games played, Hammers have recorded 12 wins, and Sunderland have come away with 19 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in November 2008, with West Ham Utd. inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the The Black Cats in a Premier League match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 04 AprWest Ham Utd.2 - 0SunderlandPREM
2008/2009Sun 23 NovSunderland0 - 1West Ham Utd.PREM
2007/2008Sat 29 MarSunderland2 - 1West Ham Utd.PREM
2007/2008Sun 21 OctWest Ham Utd.3 - 1SunderlandPREM
2005/2006Sat 04 FebWest Ham Utd.2 - 0SunderlandPREM
2005/2006Sat 01 OctSunderland1 - 1West Ham Utd.PREM
2004/2005Fri 29 AprWest Ham Utd.1 - 2SunderlandCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Sunderland are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 14 goals for the The Black Cats, with 4 goals against.

In complete contrast to Sunderland, West Ham Utd. are having a torrid time on their travels, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Hammers have hit 5 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Sunderland lie just outside the playoff positions in the Barclays Premier League, picking up 16 points from their 10 games so far. West Ham Utd. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 6 points from their 9 games thus far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
West Ham Utd.60249152

FootyMad's prediction ...

Hammers are in poor form away, and the FootyMad team are afraid to say this game can be passed over as a comfortable defeat against Sunderland. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Sunderland Unbeaten in the last 6 home games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
West Ham Utd. Lost each of the previous 4 away matches.
Not won in previous 5 away matches.
No win in the 8 most recent games.