FM Preview: West Bromwich Albion v Sunderland 23 Feb 2013
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 22nd February 2013
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between West Bromwich Albion and Sunderland at 15:00 on 23rd February 2013 in the Premier League.
History of the West Bromwich Albion v Sunderland fixture
West Bromwich Albion prepare to entertain Sunderland at The Hawthorns on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 71 games played, Baggies have recorded 35 wins, and Sunderland have come away with 18 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at The Hawthorns was less than a year ago, in February 2012, as they swept to an impressive 4-0 win in a Premier League match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2012/2013||Sat 24 Nov||Sunderland||2 - 4||West Brom.||Premier League|
|2011/2012||Sat 25 Feb||West Brom.||4-0||Sunderland||Premier League|
|2011/2012||Sat 01 Oct||Sunderland||2 - 2||West Brom.||Premier League|
|2010/2011||Sat 09 Apr||Sunderland||2 - 3||West Brom.||Premier League|
|2010/2011||Sat 21 Aug||West Brom.||1 - 0||Sunderland||Premier League|
|2008/2009||Sat 25 Apr||West Brom.||3 - 0||Sunderland||Premier League|
|2008/2009||Sat 13 Dec||Sunderland||4 - 0||West Brom.||Premier League|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
West Bromwich Albion's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 7 in the wrong end.
Sunderland's away form is none too clever either, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the Black Cats have hit 8 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.
West Bromwich Albion's 37 points from 26 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.
Sunderland see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 29 points from their 26 games played so far,
Current overall team form
|West Bromwich Albion||6||1||1||4||7||9||4|
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
FootyMad's prediction ...
These are testing times at The Hawthorns for the Baggies and the Madmen are unable to see past Sunderland claiming victory in a close match.
|West Bromwich Albion||Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
|Sunderland||An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.
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