Sunderland vs Hull City
England Premier League.
Date: Saturday, 19th November 2016,
Kick-off at 15:00 UK.
Venue: Stadium of Light, Sunderland.
It is a relegation battle at the Stadium of Light when Sunderland welcome Hull City for the Premier League clash on Saturday evening, 19th November 2016.
Sunderland finally got their first win of the season at the expense of Bournemouth in the 11th round fixture at the Dean Court. The Black Cats are still bottom of the table with a meagre 5 points, same as Swansea on 19th and 5 short off their Saturday’s opponent Hull City on 18th. Sunderland have lost 8 and drawn 2 prior to the win at Bournemouth.
Hull City on the other hand were also on a similar run to that of Sunderland. The team that kicked off the season with only 13 fit players who shocked Leicester with 2-1 on the opening day and followed it by another win at Swansea. However, they lost 7 of their next 8 fixtures, picking just 1 point from a possible 24. They picked up a surprise 2-1 win at home against a good Southampton just before the international break to get back to winning ways.
Sunderland vs Hull City: Head-to-head stats
Hull City can boast of a good record against Sunderland in recent years as they are unbeaten in the last 5 with 4 wins and 1 draw. While Sunderland were on a 5 match winning streak before that.
The latest meeting between the two sides came in the 2014/15 Premier League season. Hull won 3-1 at the Stadium of Light before settling for a 1-1 draw in the return leg at home.
Sunderland vs Hull City: Predictions
The two sides are in similar run of form and have a number of players missing through injuries. Both sides won their last premier league fixtures, which is their only win in the last 8 matches. The head-to-head also suggests that the streak could turn after a set of matches, which makes this a hard fixture to predict.
At the same time, Hull’s defensive problems while playing away have to be pro. They have conceded 12 goals from their last 3 matches on the road suffering some heavy defeats which includes 6-1 against Bournemouth and 5-1 against Liverpool. If Sunderland can keep the same level of performance like against Bournemouth last time out, they will win this without must fuss. To make things easy, Hull will only have 16 players fit to travel to the Stadium of Light on Saturday.
Sunderland vs Hull City: Bet Tips
Both Teams to Score and Over 2.5 goals at 6/4 (2.25)
Full Time Correct Score: 3-1 win for Sunderland at 20/1 (21.00).