Sunderland vs Bristol City Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Sunderland vs Bristol City Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday afternoon (15:00) fixture features two sides in different halves of the Championship table. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats. Sunderland drew their third consecutive game last time out as they held Brentford 3-3 at Griffin Park. Lewis Grabban grabbed a brace on that occasion (one of which was a penalty) while Daniel Bentley put one through his own net but they had to settle for a point as they let a 3-1 lead slip. Bristol City put in their worst performance of the season going down 3-0 at home to Leeds in a game that also saw Matt Taylor dismissed. In midweek, they were in League Cup against Premier League Crystal Palace and hammered them 4-1 with a goal each from Matt Taylor, Milan Djuric, Joe Bryan and Callum O’Dowda. The last time these sides met was way back in the 1998/99 season so it is hard to read too much into the head-to-head record. Their meetings tend to be low scoring with a total of just eight goals netted in their last seven battles.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Bookmakers are having trouble splitting the pair and this might surprise a few given the standings of the two in the league. I can understand why people would be rushing to back the Robins but I would just be careful of that bet as Sunderland are showing signs of improvement while that City showing at home to Leeds was just not right. I don’t want to predict the final score but I think goals are probable here given that the hosts have netted eight in their last four while shipping 11 at the other end. Both teams to go over 1.5 goals is the recommended bet on this occasion.

Sunderland over 1.5 team goals
Bristol City over 1.5 team goals

Sunderland saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Sunderland scored over 2.5 goals in 1 out of their last 2 games played against Bristol City

Bristol City have conceeded only 4 goals in their last 2 games against Sunderland

AVG Goals

0.9

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Sunderland Form Guide

Sunderland Team Logo

Sunderland

Won

2

Draw

3

Lost

5
L A

10-03-2018

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

17-03-2018

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

30-03-2018

Championship

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 1 - 4

(HT 1 - 2)

L H

02-04-2018

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

07-04-2018

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

10-04-2018

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

14-04-2018

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

21-04-2018

Championship

Burton Albion Team Logo Burton Albion

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

27-04-2018

Championship

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

06-05-2018

Championship

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

Bristol City Form Guide

Bristol City Team Logo

Bristol City

Won

2

Draw

4

Lost

4
D A

10-03-2018

Championship

Burton Albion Team Logo Burton Albion

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

17-03-2018

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

30-03-2018

Championship

Barnsley Team Logo Barnsley

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

02-04-2018

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

07-04-2018

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

10-04-2018

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

L A

14-04-2018

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

21-04-2018

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 5 - 5

(HT 2 - 1)

D A

28-04-2018

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

06-05-2018

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 2 - 3

(HT 0 - 3)

Sunderland Preview

On the positive side, it is now three without defeat for the Black Cats but on the negative side it is 11 without a victory in the league. They sit in 23rd place but the table is tightly packed at the bottom so a few victories would see them climb. At the Stadium of Light, it has been tough going with no victory and just two draws from six played. A lack of goals has been a problem with just four netted from the six times they have played in front of their own fans. The North-Eastern outfit are also leaking goals with their 25 conceded the joint highest in the division. This means Sunderland are an entertaining side for the neutral to watch with an average of 3.15 goals per fixture and seven of their going over 2.5 goals.

Sunderland Team News

Josh Maja (knee) is their only concern as the injury list has cleared up.

Bristol City Preview

Defeat in their last league game put to an end a run of ten unbeaten in the Championship for the Robins. They can though be content with their season so far as they sit in seventh place despite being tipped by some for the drop. Away from Ashton Gate, their form has been good with two victories, three draws and just one defeat. They have scored ten goals on their travels this season which is the fourth highest in the division. 55% of their goals have come in the second-half with 35% of them coming in the final 15 minutes. Four of their last five in the league have seen one or both teams keeping a clean-sheet.

Bristol City Team News

Matty Taylor can play after his appeal against a red-card was successful.

Sunderland Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.4

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Bristol City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.4

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Sunderland vs Bristol City Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Jason Steele 188 79
2 LB Billy Jones 181 77
23 CD Lamine Kone 189 90
16 CD John O'Shea 191 75
3 RB Bryan Oviedo 172 70
17 CDM Ibrahim Didier Ndong 179 75
24 CDM Darron Gibson 183 90
14 CM Duncan Watmore 175 72
7 CM Jonathan Williams 168 60
19 CM Aiden McGeady 178 72
11 CF Lewis Grabban 183 71
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Frank Fielding 185 75
5 LB Bailey Wright 175 85
6 CD Nathan Baker 191 80
3 RB Joe Bryan 170 72
4 CD Aden Flint 189 76
11 LM Callum O'Dowda 180 75
8 CM Josh Brownhill 178 69
21 CM Marlon Pack 188 74
20 RM Jamie Paterson 175 66
14 CF Bobby Reid 170 61
10 CF Matt Taylor 176 72