FootyMAD's Sunderland match preview

Last updated : 26 March 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Sunderland v Derby County fixture

Derby County face a trip to Sunderland at Stadium Of Light on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Rams will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 40 and win only 13 of the 64 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was was two seasons ago, in May 2002, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a Premiership match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 20 SepDerby County1 - 1SunderlandLD1
2001/2002Sat 11 MaySunderland1 - 1Derby CountyPREM
2001/2002Sat 09 FebDerby County0 - 1SunderlandPREM
2000/2001Sat 03 FebDerby County1 - 0SunderlandPREM
2000/2001Sat 16 SepSunderland2 - 1Derby CountyPREM
1999/2000Sat 26 FebSunderland1 - 1Derby CountyPREM
1999/2000Sat 18 SepDerby County0 - 5SunderlandPREM

Recent respective form guides

Sunderland are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Black Cats in those games, with 6 conceded.

The away form of Derby County is pretty dire, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. While the Rams have hit 4 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Sunderland are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 62 points from 36 games. Derby County are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 42 points from 38 matches.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Rams 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 18 home games.
Unbeaten run of 8 matches.
Derby County Not won in previous 15 away matches.