FootyMAD's Sunderland match preview

Last updated : 27 December 2004 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Nottingham Forest v Sunderland fixture

Nottm. Forest prepare to entertain Sunderland at City Ground on Tuesday evening, looking to continue an impressive record. The Forest are clearly on top, having won 23 and lost only 11 of the 45 games.

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

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Tue 14 SepSunderland2 - 0Nottm. ForestCHMP
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

Recent respective form guides

Nottingham Forest are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The Forest's have scored 9 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 10.

The away form of Sunderland however, is much more impressive, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. Just 6 goals have scored in these games, though to be fair only a measly 3 have been let in at the wrong end.

Nottm. Forest are stuck down in the relegation zone of Coca-Cola Championship with a return of just 21 points from their 25 games thus far. Sunderland are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 46 points from 25 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Nottm. Forest62137107

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its been an indifferent run of form for the Forest of late, and things are not going to improve with the visit of Sunderland, who one believes will win this game handsomely. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Nottm. Forest Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Sunderland 3 successive away victories.
6 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 12 outings ago.