FM Preview: West Bromwich Albion v Sunderland 23 Feb 2013

Footymad preview 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

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
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

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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

Team P W D L F A P
West Bromwich Albion 6 1 1 4 7 9 4
Sunderland 6 2 1 3 7 7 7

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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.

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
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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