FootyMAD's Sunderland match preview

Last updated : 13 September 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Sunderland v Nottingham Forest fixture

Nottm. Forest face a trip to Sunderland at Stadium Of Light on Tuesday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Forest will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 25 and win only 9 of the 47 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in January 2004, the Black Cats carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 10 JanSunderland1 - 0Nottm. ForestCHMP
2003/2004Sat 09 AugNottm. Forest2 - 0SunderlandCHMP
1997/1998Wed 04 MarNottm. Forest0 - 3SunderlandCHMP
1997/1998Sat 08 NovSunderland1 - 1Nottm. ForestCHMP
1996/1997Sat 22 MarSunderland1 - 1Nottm. ForestPREM
1996/1997Wed 21 AugNottm. Forest1 - 4SunderlandPREM
1993/1994Sun 08 MayNottm. Forest2 - 2SunderlandCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Sunderland are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 12 goals for the Black Cats, with 5 goals against.

Nottm. Forest have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The Forest's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 10 goals for and 8 against.

Sunderland see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola Championship, showing a record of 8 points from their 7 games played so far, Nottm. Forest are stuck down in the relegation zone of Coca-Cola Championship with a return of just 5 points from their 7 games thus far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Nottm. Forest61328106

FootyMad's prediction ...

Neither team is setting the world alight, and I think this game will result in a narrow home win for the Black Cats. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Sunderland Unbeaten in the last 7 home games.
Nottm. Forest Not won in previous 3 away matches.
No win in the 3 most recent games.