Sunderland vs Grimsby
England – EFL Trophy
Date: Tuesday, 8 October 2019
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Stadium of Light (Sunderland).
The 2019 EFL Trophy runners up are likely to be too hot to handle for the fourth tier side Grimsby, especially with home advantage out of the equation for the latter.
Sunderland vs Grimsby Head to head (h2h)
- Their last encounter back in 2017, finished in a 1-1 tie.
- Three out of their previous four games have seen both teams get their names on the scoresheet.
- Grimsby have not registered a win in any of their past five meetings.
- Both of their last two fixtures have featured under 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Grimsby have not kept a clean sheet in any of their past ten clashes.
Sunderland vs Grimsby Prediction
Jack Ross’s men went all the ways to the finals in the previous edition and lost to the eventual champions Portsmouth only on penalties. The hosts have got off to a solid start back in the League One as well and have been at the losing end just once in their previous six games in all competitions.
Grimsby, on the other hand, have been alternating between wins and defeats in their past five matchups, the last of which was a narrow 1-0 loss at the hands of Mansfield in front of the home crowd. The away side have not been faring well in any of their recent outings either and have just two wins to boast of from their last six outings.
It is also worth mentioning that Grimsby are part of a far less competitive domestic league as opposed to Sunderland at the moment as well. Taking into account that the guests have not come out on top in any of their previous three visits to this venue either, count on Sunderland to pick up the win without breaking much of a sweat.
Furthermore, the visitors have found the back of the net in four of their previous five outings. Considering that the hosts have had a clean sheet compromised in each of their last five games here, there is certainly reason to believe that there will be goals down each end in this one.
Sunderland vs Grimsby Betting tips
Full-time result: Sunderland @ 1.40 (2/5)
Both teams to score @ 1.80 (4/5).