FM Preview: Sunderland v Norwich City 01 Feb 2012
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Tuesday, 31st January 2012
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Sunderland and Norwich City at 20:00 on 1st February 2012 in the Premier League.
History of the Sunderland v Norwich City fixture
Norwich City travel to take on Sunderland at The Stadium of Light on Wednesday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 25 games played, Canaries have recorded 9 wins, and Sunderland have come away with 11 victories.
The last time the two teams met at Sunderland was back in December 2006, over five years ago, the Black Cats carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Championship match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2011/2012||Mon 26 Sep||Norwich City||2 - 1||Sunderland||Premier League|
|2009/2010||Mon 24 Aug||Norwich City||1 - 4||Sunderland||League Cup|
|2006/2007||Sat 02 Dec||Sunderland||1-0||Norwich City||Championship|
|2006/2007||Sat 04 Nov||Norwich City||1 - 0||Sunderland||Championship|
|2003/2004||Tue 04 May||Sunderland||1 - 0||Norwich City||League Division One|
|2003/2004||Sat 25 Oct||Norwich City||1 - 0||Sunderland||League Division One|
|1998/1999||Sat 06 Mar||Sunderland||1 - 0||Norwich City||League Division One|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Sunderland have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Black Cats in those games, with 5 conceded.
The Canaries have had a decent run of form away from home recently, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The Canaries's have scored 10 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 11.
Sunderland's 27 points from 22 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.
Norwich City's 29 points from 22 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.
Current overall team form
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Canaries's decent recent efforts out on the road should see them narrowly take the spoils from the match with Sunderland, believes the FootyMad team. Away win
|Sunderland||Unbeaten in the last 5 home games.
|Norwich City||3 successive away victories.
4 games since last away draw.
7 games since last defeat.
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