Sunderland vs Wycombe
English League One
Date: Saturday, 17 November 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Stadium of Light (Sunderland).
Sunderland extended their amazing winning streak to nine matches on Tuesday night when they saw odd Morecambe 0-1 on the road in the EFL Trophy’s round robin tie. They climbed up to 2nd in the League One ladder after winning five on the spin in the third division of the English football.
The Black Cats thus clearly established themselves as main candidates for the promotion to the Championship football next season. They are still three points shy of leaders Portsmouth, but will have a nice opportunity to keep the hot thread alive on Saturday afternoon against bottom-half Wycombe Wanderers at Stadium of Light.
The visitors did pick up some impressive results so far in the season, but they lack consistency and are still far from promotional contenders at the moment. They will come into this low on confidence after losing last two cup games to Oxford United (0-3 in the EFL Trophy) and Luton Town (0-2 in the FA Cup). They stand 15th after 17 rounds in League One.
Sunderland vs Wycombe: Head-to-head
The two sides did not have an opportunity to play each other in the past.
Sunderland vs Wycombe: Prediction
The Wanderers did win three of last four league games, but they have to be considered heavy underdogs when coming face to face with the red-hot Sunderland squad. They are generally struggling on travels where they picked up only two points in last five league matches.
The Black Cats had into this off the back of four straight clean sheets in the competition. Such a phenomenal defensive form might likely be continued here against Wycombe who failed to find the back of the net in last two games.
The home win is a banker bet at the odds of 1.57, while you won’t make a mistake backing Jack Ross’ troops to keep their net untouched at the odds of 2.20 either. Braver tipsters can try with Sunderland to win in -1.5 handicap at 2.65.
Sunderland vs Wycombe: Bet Tips
Sunderland to win @ 1.57 (4/7)
Sunderland to keep a clean sheet @ 2.20 (6/5).