Tranmere vs Sunderland Prediction & Match Preview

Tranmere vs Sunderland
England – League One
Date: Wednesday, 29 January 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Prenton Park (Birkenhead).

Considering the current positions of both teams in the league table, their respective forms, and the 5-0 loss for Tranmere in the reverse fixture two months back – Sunderland easily emerge the favorite this Wednesday to post a convincing win.

Tranmere vs Sunderland Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The last time these two met, Sunderland had won 5-0.
  • Owing to these two having played the majority of their seasons in the 21st century in different leagues, h2h clashes are very few in the period. Before the above-mentioned encounter, the last these two fought on the pitch was back in 2000, and then Tranmere had won 1-0 at home.
  • In the last 22 years, teams that hosted the fixtures have enjoyed a 100% winning record.
  • Sunderland won two of the four total fixtures since 1998, and both had the same scoresheet – 5-0.

Tranmere vs Sunderland Prediction

Tranmere had home advantage the last match-day, but failed to make full use of it, as they lost 1-2 against Ipswich.

Meanwhile, Sunderland were held to a goalless draw at home by Doncaster the prior game week.

As far as the result for this upcoming match is concerned, Sunderland come out as the top dog, and the reasons are manifold.

First and foremost, understand that Sunderland used to be a part of the second tier of English Football, the Championship, two seasons prior, while Tranmere was stuck in the League Two – the fourth rung in the hierarchy, till the last campaign.

On top of that, the reverse fixture of this match-up, which took place just two months back, resulted in a massive 5-0 win for Sunderland. 

Moreover, Sunderland are placed in the sixth spot of the table, and are just six points away from the top-most position. On the other hand, Tranmere are placed 21st in a league of 23, and are struggling to get out of the relegation zone.

In addition, Sunderland are unbeaten in their last eight match-ups, and had won three of their prior four games as well. Keep note that they had also kept clean sheets in the past three fixtures. 

On the road, Sunderland are unbeaten in their last three road trips, and had won two of those games as well.

Meanwhile, Tranmere are winless in their previous nine match-ups on the trot, and even lost their latest game to a scoreline of 0-6, that too at home. The team is also winless in their past six games at this venue, and had lost four of the prior five as well.

Furthermore, Tranmere had conceded a total of 15 goals from their previous five games in front of the home crowd, and twice or more in four of the preceding five.

Moreover, Sunderland have conceded the least number of goals in the competition, while only the bottom-most two teams have let in more goals than Tranmere.

In view of all these findings, it’s overwhelmingly postulated that Sunderland are on course to record a crushing win over Tranmere this Wednesday.

Tranmere vs Sunderland Betting Tips

  • Sunderland to Win @ 1.70 (7/10)
  • Half Time/ Full Time: Sunderland/ Sunderland @ 2.50 (3/2)
  • Over 1.5 Team Goals by Sunderland @ 1.80 (4/5).