FootyMAD's Sunderland match preview

Last updated : 11 February 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Sunderland v Watford fixture

Watford face a trip to Sunderland at Stadium Of Light on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Hornets will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 11 and win only 3 of the 19 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in August 2003, with Sunderland running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Tue 19 OctWatford1 - 1SunderlandCHMP
2003/2004Sat 07 FebWatford2 - 2SunderlandCHMP
2003/2004Mon 25 AugSunderland2 - 0WatfordCHMP
2002/2003Sat 15 FebSunderland0 - 1WatfordFAC
1999/2000Sat 27 NovWatford2 - 3SunderlandPREM
1999/2000Tue 10 AugSunderland2 - 0WatfordPREM
1998/1999Sat 30 JanWatford2 - 1SunderlandCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Sunderland have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

The away form of Watford is pretty dire, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. Hornets have conceded 11 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Sunderland are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 57 points from 31 games. Watford see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola Championship, showing a record of 40 points from their 31 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Hornets 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 3 home games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Watford Not won in previous 10 away matches.