FootyMAD Sunderland match preview

Last updated : 13 October 2003 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Sunderland v Cardiff City fixture

Cardiff travel to take on Sunderland at Stadium Of Light on Tuesday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Bluebirds have won 6 of the 25 games compared to the host's 10 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Sunderland was amazingly over twenty years ago, in December 1979, the Black Cats carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a Second Division match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
1979/1980Sat 03 MayCardiff1 - 1SunderlandDIV2
1979/1980Sat 08 DecSunderland2 - 1CardiffDIV2
1978/1979Sat 28 AprSunderland1 - 2CardiffDIV2
1978/1979Sat 09 DecCardiff1 - 1SunderlandDIV2
1977/1978Sat 28 JanCardiff5 - 2SunderlandDIV2
1977/1978Tue 04 OctSunderland1 - 1CardiffDIV2
1974/1975Sat 08 FebSunderland3 - 1CardiffDIV2

Recent respective form guides

Sunderland are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Black Cats in those games, with 8 conceded.

Cardiff have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Bluebirds have hit 8 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Sunderland's total of 22 points from their 11 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Nationwide League Division One. Cardiff's 15 points from 11 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Black Cats, as the Bluebirds have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Sunderland 14 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 3 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Cardiff Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
No win in the 2 most recent games.