Derby vs Sunderland: Preview and Predictions

Derby vs Sunderland
English League Championship
Date: 30th March 2018, Friday
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Pride Park (Derby).

Derby County are on a downward slide since the wake of January and things are getting worse since they are in dangerous of falling out from the promotion zone. With no wins from the last 7, the Rams sit at 5th on the log inviting pressure from three sides outside the top six sitting inside a 2 point gap. The saddest part is Gary Rowett’s men faced the likes of Nottingham, QPR, Reading and Sheffield Wednesday, teams sitting in the bottom half of the table.

Sunderland’s position is far worse as they are in dangerous of getting relegated for a second season on the trot. The team sits at the rock bottom of the table and distance to safety is six points. The team currently managed by former Wales national team coach Chris Coleman is on a three match losing streak as well as a 10 match win-less run.

Derby vs Sunderland: Head-to-head

Sunderland are unbeaten in the last 11 meetings with Derby in all competitions, 6 wins and 5 draws.

The reverse of the corresponding fixture was a 1-1 draw, which happened to be their first competitive meeting in 9 years.

Derby’s last win over the Black Cats can be dated back to calendar year 2001. They drew 2 and lost 3 at the Pride Park since then.

Derby vs Sunderland: Predictions

There is not a lot to talk about the forms of either teams. In a nutshell, they are in terrible shape. Moreover, Derby manager Garry Rowett have to do it all without the services of team top scorer Matej Vydra and the experienced Joe Ledley. Moreover, the team lack momentum and could struggle and the Black Cats could profit from this.

Derby vs Sunderland: Bet Tips

  • Double Chance – Draw or Sunderland at 2.62 odd.
  • Both teams to Score @ 2.12 odd.

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