Sheff. Wed. play host to Sunderland at Hillsborough on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 60 games played, The Owls have recorded 29 wins, and Sunderland have come away with 15 victories.
The last time the two teams met at Sheff. Wed. was back in September 2001, over five years ago, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 4-2 thriller, in an League Cup match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2006/2007||Sat 30 Sep||Sunderland||1 - 0||Sheff. Wed.||CHMP|
|2001/2002||Wed 12 Sep||Sheff. Wed.||4-2||Sunderland||LGEC|
|1999/2000||Sat 22 Apr||Sheff. Wed.||0 - 2||Sunderland||PREM|
|1999/2000||Sat 25 Sep||Sunderland||1 - 0||Sheff. Wed.||PREM|
|1996/1997||Wed 12 Mar||Sheff. Wed.||2 - 1||Sunderland||PREM|
|1996/1997||Sat 23 Nov||Sunderland||1 - 1||Sheff. Wed.||PREM|
|1992/1993||Sun 24 Jan||Sheff. Wed.||1 - 0||Sunderland||FAC|
Recent respective form guides
Sheffield Wednesday have only collected 1 win and 3 draws from the last six home games played. The The Owls's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 10.
Sunderland's away form is none too clever either, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The The Black Cats's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 7 goals for and 6 against.
Sheff. Wed.'s 40 points from 28 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position. Sunderland's 43 points from 28 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
These are testing times at Hillsborough for the The Owls and the Madmen are unable to see past Sunderland claiming victory in a close match.
|Sheff. Wed.||Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.|
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
|Sunderland||4 games since last away draw.|
Last drawn game 7 outings ago.