Sunderland match preview

Last updated : 07 November 2003 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Sunderland v Coventry City fixture

Coventry pack their bags to visit Sunderland at Stadium Of Light on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 13 games played, Sky Blues have recorded 1 wins, and Sunderland have come away with 6 victories.

The previous match played between the two at Stadium Of Light was more than three years back, in October 2000, the Black Cats carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2000/2001Mon 16 AprCoventry1 - 0SunderlandPREM
2000/2001Sat 28 OctSunderland1 - 0CoventryPREM
1999/2000Sat 12 FebCoventry3 - 2SunderlandPREM
1999/2000Sun 29 AugSunderland1 - 1CoventryPREM
1996/1997Wed 01 JanCoventry2 - 2SunderlandPREM
1996/1997Sat 21 SepSunderland1 - 0CoventryPREM
1990/1991Sat 23 FebCoventry0 - 0SunderlandDIV1

Recent respective form guides

Sunderland have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 8 to 6.

Coventry have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Sky Blues's have scored 10 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 11.

Sunderland are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 31 points from 17 games. Coventry see themselves just below half way in the Nationwide League Division One, showing a record of 21 points from their 16 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Coventry have an average recent record on the road, and this could be the reason why Sunderland may poach a narrow victory, according to the Madmen. Home win

Sequence statistics:
SunderlandUnbeaten in the last 5 home games.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Coventry4 games since last defeat.