Plymouth vs Sunderland
England – League One
Date: Saturday, 3 November 2018
Kick-off at 15.00 UK/16.00 CET
Venue: Home Park (Plymouth).
The high flying Sunderland will travel to Plymouth to take on the Pilgrims who are lagging in the league table.
Derek Adam’s team have been inconsistent in their recent performance. After 16 rounds played in the league they are in the relegation zone with 9 defeats and only 3 wins.
After a 3 game losing streak in all competitions they had hope when they won the last 2 league matches on the trot. They are defensively weak and are one of teams which conceded most number of goals.
In the last 6 games from all competitions they have 4 losses and only 3 wins. The main highlight is that they have conceded in all those games. A total of 15 goals were conceded in those games scoring only 9 in return.
The team from Devon are also suffering at home. In last 5 games at Home Park they lost 3 and conceded 11 goals. The latest result was a 5-0 crushing at the hands of Chelsea U21 side at home.
The last 4 games at their home had over 2.5 goals in total.
The team from Sunderland are on an 8 game unbeaten run including 6 wins. They are also scoring at a rate of 2.2 goals per game in the last 5 games. This scoring rate is reflected in their position in the league.
The Black cats are 3rd in the table having lost only 1 league game this season. Jack Ross’s men have scored 30 goals this season after Round 16 and have the best defensive record in the league with only 13 goals conceded.
Sunderland are on a 3 game win streak in away games at the moment and Ross will want his team to improve on that record.
With 3 points below the leaders Portsmouth, the visitors will settle for nothing less than a win in Saturday’s game.
Plymouth vs Sunderland: Head-to head (h2h)
- The teams share 2 wins each from their last four head-to-head meetings.
- Three of those games saw over 2.5 goals.
- Sunderland won 2-0 in their last visit to Plymouth’s home ground, which happened to be a Championship fixture back in 2007.
Plymouth vs Sunderland: Prediction
There is nothing much to separate these teams from their previous h2h clashes. But the recent form of the former Premier League side gives them the upper hand over the hosts who are still trying to win consistently.
The 5 game overall win streak and the 3 game away streak of the visitors is a solid proof for this argument. So it is safe to bet on Sunderland winning this match with 1.95 odd.
Sunderland are one of the two team in the league to have scored at least 30 or more goals. So the home defense will have their work cut out on Saturday.
Even though the away team are a good defensive unit, they have conceded to teams at the bottom of the likes of Bradford and Burton. Also Plymouth have found goals at last 4 home games in the league. So possibly there will be over 2.5 goals at 1.85 odd.
Plymouth vs Sunderland: Betting Tips
Sunderland to win @ 1.95 (10/11).
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.85 (6/7).