Blackpool play host to Sunderland at Bloomfield Road on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 27 games played, Seasiders have recorded 11 wins, and Sunderland have come away with 7 victories.
The last time the two teams met at Blackpool was amazingly over twenty years ago, in October 1987, as the visitors ran out cosy 0-2 winners in a Third Division match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2010/2011||Tue 28 Dec||Sunderland||0 - 2||Blackpool||PREM|
|1987/1988||Sat 05 Mar||Sunderland||2 - 2||Blackpool||LGE1|
|1987/1988||Sat 17 Oct||Blackpool||0-2||Sunderland||LGE1|
|1977/1978||Mon 27 Mar||Blackpool||1 - 1||Sunderland||CHMP|
|1977/1978||Mon 26 Dec||Sunderland||2 - 1||Blackpool||CHMP|
|1975/1976||Tue 20 Apr||Blackpool||1 - 0||Sunderland||CHMP|
|1975/1976||Sat 30 Aug||Sunderland||2 - 0||Blackpool||CHMP|
Recent respective form guides
Blackpool have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 11 to 10.
Sunderland have an average recent record on the road, 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.
Blackpool's 28 points from 21 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Sunderland's total of 34 points from their 23 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Blackpool are performing in fits and starts at home in recent games, and FootyMad doesn't see things getting any better, as the visitors squeak past and take all the points. Away win
|Blackpool||4 games since last home draw.|
Not drawn a match in their last 7 .
|Sunderland||No win in the 2 most recent games.|