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History of the Sunderland v Aston Villa fixture

Aston Villa pack their bags to visit Sunderland at Stadium Of Light on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 78 games played, Villans have recorded 17 wins, and Sunderland have come away with 37 victories.

The previous match played between the two at Stadium Of Light was more than three years back, in September 2002, the Black Cats carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2002/2003Sat 03 MayAston Villa1 - 0SunderlandPREM
2002/2003Sat 28 SepSunderland1 - 0Aston VillaPREM
2001/2002Tue 01 JanSunderland1 - 1Aston VillaPREM
2001/2002Sun 16 SepAston Villa0 - 0SunderlandPREM
2000/2001Mon 05 MarSunderland1 - 1Aston VillaPREM
2000/2001Sun 22 OctAston Villa0 - 0SunderlandPREM
1999/2000Sat 29 AprAston Villa1 - 1SunderlandPREM

Recent respective form guides

Sunderland's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While Black Cats have scored 5, a worringly large 12 have been leaked at the other end.

Aston Villa's away form is none too clever either, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Villans's have scored 12 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 13.

Sunderland find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 12 games have yielded only 5 points. Aston Villa are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 9 points from 12 matches.

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

The away form of the Villans has not been the best, though the Footymad panel sees them pulling off a narrow win on their visit to Sunderland. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Sunderland Been beaten in each of their previous 3 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Latest 5 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 6 most recent games.
Aston Villa 6 games since last away draw.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.