Sunderland vs Bristol Rovers Prediction & Match Preview

Sunderland vs Bristol Rovers
England – League One
Date: Saturday, 22 February 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Stadium of Light (Sunderland).

Considering the current form of Sunderland, their home advantage, the h2h superiority of the team, and the struggles of the Rovers in overall games, and especially on the road – the tag of the favorites easily go to Sunderland.

Sunderland vs Bristol Rovers Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The last time these two met, Sunderland won on the road, 0-2.
  • The Rovers have conceded two or more goals in every single meeting in the last two decades.
  • Sunderland kept clean sheets in the past two clashes.
  • In fact, Sunderland hold a 100% winning record against this opponent since 2000.
  • At this venue, the last time these two met, the hosts recorded a 2-1 victory.

Sunderland vs Bristol Rovers Prediction

Sunderland won on the road 0-1 the last match-day, against Oxford United. It was their third win in a row, fourth from the last five matches, seventh win from the past nine fixtures, and the 12th unbeaten game in the prior 13 match-ups. This kind of form has surely given the team the confidence to go after the direct-promotion spots at the top-most of the table.

Meanwhile, the Rovers recorded a 2-1 win at home over Blackpool the prior game week. While the win did give them three points, it might have failed to give them any credence. The reason being, Blackpool were on the road, and had to play with ten men on the pitch due to a red card. 

Disregarding this win, the Rovers were on a 14-match winless run, and had failed to even score in eight of the past twelve fixtures. On top of that, they are on the road as well this weekend. Moreover, away from home, they are on a seven-game winless run, of which four were losses, and have managed to score a total of  two goals from these seven trips.

On the other hand, Sunderland were unbeaten in 17 of their prior 19 home fixtures, and had won four of their past five appearances here. In addition, they have kept clean sheets in the last four home fixtures, and have conceded a total of one goal from the last six match-ups here.

In addition, Sunderland hold a 100% winning record over this opponent since 2000, and have scored two or more goals in every single one of these encounters. Taking into account all these observations, it’s abundantly clear that Sunderland are on course to deliver a crushing win this Saturday.

Sunderland vs Bristol Rovers Betting Tips

  • Sunderland to Win @ 1.50 (1/2)
  • Half Time/ Full Time: Sunderland/ Sunderland @ 2.25 (5/4).