Accrington Stanley vs Sunderland
England League One
Daye: Saturday, 8th December 2018
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Crown Ground (Accrington).
Accrington Stanley got back winning ways last weekend by trumping lower division side Cheltenham in the FA Cup tie last weekend, but they face a bigger challenge this Saturday when they host Sunderland in the League One fixture.
Stanley are sitting at 11th in the table and are looking to register their first league win after a 6 match barren run. Also, they suffered defeats in the last three League 1 fixtures.
Sunderland on the other hand are at the opposite end of form the table and come to the Crown Ground on the back of a 11 match unbeaten run.
The Black Cats are a strong contender for promotion this season after suffering back-to-back relegations that brought them to the third tier in a matter of 2 years.
The team managed by Jack Ross suffered just 1 defeat this season and will be high on spirits.
Accrington Stanley vs Sunderland: Head-to-head
Saturday, 4th December 2018 mark the first competitive meeting between Accrington and Sunderland in the new English league system.
Accrington Stanley vs Sunderland: Prediction
The form guide says Sunderland are the better side here and their credibility is further strengthened by the fact that they had scored in every away game in the league this season.
Accrington’s home form is not bad for a side that just got promoted as they notched up 3 wins and 4 draws from 10 home games so far this season. But I am afraid that they are in a difficult course of run at this point and confidence won’t be the best after losing back-to-back games at home.
Furthermore, Accrington conceded at least a goal in all but one home game this season, which puts Sunderland as strong contender to win here outright.
Giving some credit to Stanley’s attacking prowess, we may see both teams scoring here as well.
Accrington Stanley vs Sunderland: Betting Tips
FT – Sunderland to win @ 2.30 (13/10)
Both teams to Score @ 1.75 (3/4).