Sunderland vs Preston North End: Preview and Predictions

Sunderland vs Preston North End
English League Championship
Date: Saturday, 17th March 2018
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Stadium of Light (Sunderland).

Sunderland are still rock bottom in the table and the team doesn’t look like going anywhere. Scoring goals looks very hard for the team not conceding looks even harder. They have the 5th worst attack in the league and the absolutely the worst defensive record. With this in mind we can’t be surprised of their last position.

Last game they suffered another defeat this time to QPR. QPR were the active side most of the game. Goalkeeper Steele saw the red card in the 49th minute after intercepting ball with his hands outside the penalty area. Later Eze scored the only goal leaving Sunderland empty handed.

Preston are still fighting for top 6. The team sits on 9th place with a 4 point deficit from the 6th place. The team plays well but has troubles against the top sides and sometimes struggles to finish the games off thus making a lot of draws. The team hardly keeps a clean sheet which is one of the main reasons that they are not in top 6 currently.

Last game Preston had a direct face-off for the play-offs against Fulham. The game looked evenly matched with heavy battle in the middle of the park. Fulham were the team which took the lead as Mitrovic found the net in the 69th minute. 7 minutes later McGuire equalized. Mitrovic though had something up his sleeve and gave Fulham all the points with a last minute stunner.

Sunderland vs Preston: Head-to-head

  • Sunderland are winless in 9 games – 6 losses and 3 draws
  • Sunderland are winless in 4 games at home – 1 draw and 3 defeats
  • Preston are unbeaten in 4 away games – 2 victories and 2 draws
  • Preston have seen both teams on the score sheet in 6 of their last 7 games
  • Their previous game finished 2-2
  • Sunderland have 1 victory, 1 defeat and 1 draw against Preston at home

Sunderland vs Preston: Predictions

Preston are favourites here without doubt. The team plays well on the road while Sunderland struggles in all areas. Preston on the other hand rarely keeps clean sheets. Sunderland will have their chances and the game may have plenty of goals.

Sunderland vs Preston: Bet Tips

  • Preston to win at 2.20
  • Over 2.5 goals at 2.23.
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