This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Sunderland and Blackburn Rovers at 13:30 on 11th December 2011 in the Premier League.

Footymad preview History of the Sunderland v Blackburn Rovers fixture

Blackburn Rovers face a trip to Sunderland at The Stadium of Light on Sunday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Rovers will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 43 and win only 14 of the 69 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in January 2011, with Sunderland running out comfortable 3-0 winners in a Premier League match.