Sunderland v Preston North End Betting Predictions and Match Preview
Sunderland host Preston North End in matchday 38 of the Championship on Saturday 17th March, 3:00pm at Stadium of Light. The hosts currently sit in 24th place in the table having lost against Queens Park Rangers 1-0 last time out, while the visitors are in 9th after their 1-2 loss against Fulham.
Sunderland appear increasingly likely to be playing their football in League One next season, not helped by a recent run of four defeats in six home matches, and our KickOff predictive algorithm makes a Preston side who are now unbeaten in ten Championship trips the 49% favourites to collect all three points in this encounter.
Last Season's Score
David Nugent scored the only goal of the game when the Lilywhites last visited the Stadium of Light all the way back in December 2006, with a repeat of that 0-1 result given a 12% chance of happening this time around.
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Team News For Sunderland
Jason Steele serves a one-match suspension following his sending off at Loftus Road last weekend, so the experienced Lee Camp should take his place between the sticks.
Team News For Preston North End
A tight hamstring forced Greg Cunningham off against Fulham, with Paul Gallagher remaining on the bench in the same game with a similar problem, so Alex Neil is sweating on the fitness of both men ahead of this match.
First Goal Scorer Betting Predictions
Sean Maguire (18% chance) has been in sensational form since returning from a lengthy injury-enforced absence, helping himself to four goals in three appearances, so it is hard to look too far beyond the in-form forward in the first scorer market.
This clash will take place at the Stadium of Light at 3:00pm on Saturday 17th March. 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 60% 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.
Preston have scored in 70% of their last 20 away games.
Preston have kept a clean sheet in 6 of their last 20 away games, going on to win 3 and draw 3 of these matches.
CORRECT SCORE KEY STATISTICS
Sunderland have conceded 1 goal or less in 35% of their last 20 home games.
Preston have conceded exactly 1 goal in 11 of their last 20 away games, going on to win 5, draw 4 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.
Preston have kept a clean sheet in 30% 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 Preston away matches have produced an average of 2.25 goals per game.
LAST MATCH KEY STATISTICS
Sunderland's last match was in the Championship against Queens Park Rangers on Saturday 10th March at Loftus Road Stadium. They lost the game 1-0.
Sunderland's last starting line-up was:
|DEF:||Bryan Oviedo, Adam Matthews, Lamine Kone, John O'Shea|
|MID:||George Honeyman, Jonathan Williams, Lee Cattermole, Oviemuno Ejaria|
|FWD:||Ashley Fletcher, Joel Asoro|
In the Championship this season, this Sunderland XI has played 202 matches, scored 8 goals and delivered 13 assists.
This Championship line-up has 493 all-time Championship appearances, 16 goals and 24 assists.
Preston North End's last match was in the Championship against Fulham on Saturday 10th March at Deepdale. They lost the game 1-2 with a goal from Sean Maguire.
Preston North End's last starting line-up was:
|DEF:||Darnell Fisher, Greg Cunningham, Ben Davies, Paul Huntington|
|MID:||Ben Pearson, Daniel Johnson, Alan Browne|
|FWD:||Callum Robinson, Thomas Barkhuizen, Sean Maguire|
In the Championship this season, this Preston North End XI has played 271 matches, scored 32 goals and delivered 24 assists.
This Championship line-up has 843 all-time Championship appearances, 104 goals and 62 assists.