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History of the Sheffield Wednesday v Sunderland fixture

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:
2006/2007Sat 30 SepSunderland1 - 0Sheff. Wed.CHMP
2001/2002Wed 12 SepSheff. Wed.4-2SunderlandLGEC
1999/2000Sat 22 AprSheff. Wed.0 - 2SunderlandPREM
1999/2000Sat 25 SepSunderland1 - 0Sheff. Wed.PREM
1996/1997Wed 12 MarSheff. Wed.2 - 1SunderlandPREM
1996/1997Sat 23 NovSunderland1 - 1Sheff. Wed.PREM
1992/1993Sun 24 JanSheff. Wed.1 - 0SunderlandFAC

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Sheff. Wed.6213877
Sunderland6303539

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.

Sequence statistics:
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.