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Last updated : 25 February 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Sunderland v Cardiff City fixture

Cardiff City face a trip to Sunderland at Stadium Of Light on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 29 games played, Bluebirds have recorded 7 wins, and Sunderland have come away with 11 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in October 2003, when they played out a goalless draw in a League Division One match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 11 DecCardiff City0 - 2SunderlandCHMP
2003/2004Sat 21 FebCardiff City4 - 0SunderlandCHMP
2003/2004Tue 14 OctSunderland0 - 0Cardiff CityCHMP
1979/1980Sat 03 MayCardiff City1 - 1SunderlandCHMP
1979/1980Sat 08 DecSunderland2 - 1Cardiff CityCHMP
1978/1979Sat 28 AprSunderland1 - 2Cardiff CityCHMP
1978/1979Sat 09 DecCardiff City1 - 1SunderlandCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Sunderland have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 14 goals have been scored by the Black Cats in those games, with 8 conceded.

In complete contrast to Sunderland, Cardiff City are having a torrid time on their travels, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 7 leaked at the wrong end.

Sunderland are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 63 points from 34 games. Cardiff City are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 37 points from 33 matches.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Cardiff City6213767

FootyMad's prediction ...

Bluebirds 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 Won 4 successive home games.
5 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Cardiff City Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.