Swansea vs Sunderland
England Premier League.
Date: Saturday, 10th December, 2016.
Kick-Off: 15:00 UK
Venue: Liberty Stadium, Swansea.
The good news for Sunderland is that David Moyes has saved his job and things looking positive in the dressing room after weeks of unrest. The Black Cats, who went on without a win in their first 8 matches has now picked up 3 wins in their last 4. The lone defeat can be pardoned as it was against an inform Liverpool. They defeated Leicester City 2-1 last weekend and as a result minimized the deficit to move out of relegation zone to 1 point.
Swansea were thrashed 5-0 by Tottenham last weekend, which came after a 5-4 win over Crystal Palace in the previous week. The Swans have moved down to the bottom of the league table replacing their Saturday’s opponent Sunderland. A change in manager hasn’t helped them a bit and they are showing the same vulnerabilities as in during the tenure of Francesco Guidolin. The current manager Bob Bradley will be calling for quick improvements in defense after seeing Swansea conceding 19 goals in 7 matches since he took charge.
Swansea vs Sunderland: Head-to-head stats
It was a high scoring thriller when the teams met in the Premier League at Liberty Stadium last season. Sunderland took the bragging rights after coming from 2-1 down to register a 4-2 win. Jermaine Defoe was the start of the show with three goals. This was Sunderland’s first away win against Swansea in five visits, however they were beaten only once with 3 of those being draws.
Swansea vs Sunderland: Prediction
As mentioned earlier, Bod Bradley have some big holes to fix in Swansea defense. They had conceded at an average of 2.7 goals since he took over in October and Sunderland is not a team that they can outscore easily. Sunderland have scored at least 2 goals each in their 3 wins from last 4. And they will sense a real chance here to pick a win and move relegation zone. On current form, we believe they are more than capable of doing so.
The predicted full-time correct score is a 2-1 win in favour of Sunderland at the odds of 12/1 (13.00).
Swansea vs Sunderland: Bet Tips
Sunderland to win at 3.85 (20/7)
Both Teams to Score at 1.75 (3/4).