Sunderland v Brentford Betting Predictions and Match Preview
Sunderland host Brentford in matchday 32 of the Championship on Saturday 17th February at Stadium of Light. The hosts currently sit in 23rd place in the table having drawn against Bristol City 3-3 last time out, while the visitors are in 10th after their 1-1 draw against Preston North End.
Relegation-threatened Sunderland showed plenty of spirit as they came from 3-0 down to rescue an unlikely point at promotion-chasing Bristol City last Saturday, but they may have to settle for a draw (28% chance) again here as they play host to a Brentford side averaging one point per game across their previous seven Championship trips.
Last Season's Score
This will be the Bees’ first visit to the Stadium of Light, having not played in this part of the world since winning 3-1 at Roker Park all the way back in December 1992, with our Kickoff predictive algorithm rating the chances of that scoreline being repeated this time around at just 4%.
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Team News For Sunderland
Aiden McGeady made a massive impact after coming off the bench at Ashton Gate, so Chris Coleman is likely to include the former Celtic winger in his starting XI for this encounter.
Team News For Brentford
Dean Smith must once again cope without the services of Sergi Canos, following the 21-year-old Spaniard’s recent red card at Derby.
First Goal Scorer Betting Predictions
Five-goal Florian Jozefzoon (9% chance) was on target against Preston last time out, as was the aforementioned McGeady (10% chance) at Bristol City, so these tricky customers could hold the key to breaking the deadlock for their respective clubs.
This clash will take place at the Stadium of Light at 3:00pm on Saturday 17th February. Highlights will be shown on Football on 5: The Championship later that evening at 9:00pm.
WIN/DRAW/WIN KEY STATISTICS
Sunderland have scored in 65% of their last 20 home games.
Sunderland have kept a clean sheet in 2 of their last 20 home games, going on to win 2 and draw 0 of these matches.
Brentford have scored in 65% of their last 20 away games.
Brentford have kept a clean sheet in 5 of their last 20 away games, going on to win 4 and draw 1 of these matches.
CORRECT SCORE KEY STATISTICS
Sunderland have conceded 1 goal or less in 40% of their last 20 home games.
Brentford have conceded exactly 1 goal in 5 of their last 20 away games, going on to win 1, draw 2 and lose 2 of these matches.
BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE KEY STATISTICS
Sunderland have kept a clean sheet in 10% of their last 20 home games.
Brentford have kept a clean sheet in 25% of their last 20 away games.
OVER/UNDER 2.5 GOALS KEY STATISTICS
The last 20 Sunderland home matches have produced an average of 2.60 goals per game.
The last 20 Brentford away matches have produced an average of 2.55 goals per game.
LAST MATCH KEY STATISTICS
Sunderland's last match was in the Championship against Bristol City on Saturday 10th February at Ashton Gate. They drew the game 3-3 with goals from Josh Brownhill, Aiden McGeady and Marlon Pack.
Sunderland's last starting line-up was:
|DEF:||John O'Shea, Billy Jones, Bryan Oviedo, Tyias Browning, Jake Clarke-Salter|
|MID:||Lee Cattermole, Oviemuno Ejaria, George Honeyman|
|FWD:||Ashley Fletcher, Joel Asoro|
In the Championship this season, this Sunderland XI has played 152 matches, scored 6 goals and delivered 9 assists.
This Championship line-up has 465 all-time Championship appearances, 13 goals and
Brentford's last match was in the Championship against Preston North End on Saturday 10th February at Griffin Park. They drew the game 1-1 with a goal from Florian Jozefzoon.
Brentford's last starting line-up was:
|DEF:||Henrik Dalsgaard, John Egan, Andreas Bjelland|
|MID:||Romaine Sawyers, Josh McEachran, Nicholas Yennaris, Josh Clarke|
|FWD:||Florian Jozefzoon, Neal Maupay, Oliver Watkins|
In the Championship this season, this Brentford XI has played 247 matches, scored 36 goals and delivered 25 assists.
This Championship line-up has 537 all-time Championship appearances, 54 goals and 52 ass