Sunderland vs Wolverhampton Wanderers Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Sunderland vs Wolverhampton Wanderers Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Sunday afternoon (12:30) fixture features the bottom side playing host to the league champions.  Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Sunderland saw their winless run stretched to six though they did put up a spirited show before going down 2-1 to Fulham.  Joel Asoro got their only goal in a match that also marked the end of the reign of Chris Coleman as boss of the Black Cats.

Wolves celebrated their title charge with a goalless draw at home to Sheffield Wednesday as the Owls keeper put in an inspired performance.  It stretches their unbeaten run though to nine fixtures.

The reverse fixture came in December at Molienux and the Wearsiders sprung a shock on that occasion in a fixture that ended goalless.  It means that the North-Eastern side have won none of their last six head-to-head meetings.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

The visitors are strong favourites to win the game which makes sense but with little motivation other than to crack the 100-point barrier it probably is sensible to avoid betting on the full-time result market.

In six of their last eight have Wolves scored in the opening 35 minutes and it looks worth taking them to get their first team goal before 38:00 minutes.  Given the Black Country side have been ahead in 25 of their 45 this season I like the look of them to be ahead going into the interval here.

 

Wolves to score before 38:00

Wolves to be ahead at half-time

 

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

Sunderland saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Wolverhampton Wanderers

Wolverhampton Wanderers saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Wolverhampton Wanderers saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Sunderland

AVG Goals

1.5

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

5

Draw

3

Lost

2
D A

11-08-2018

League 1

Luton Town Team Logo Luton Town

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

16-08-2018

EFL Cup

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

19-08-2018

League 1

Scunthorpe United Team Logo Scunthorpe United

FT 3 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

W A

22-08-2018

League 1

Gillingham Team Logo Gillingham

FT 1 - 4

(HT 1 - 3)

W A

25-08-2018

League 1

AFC Wimbledon Team Logo AFC Wimbledon

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

01-09-2018

League 1

Oxford United Team Logo Oxford United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

04-09-2018

EFL Trophy Northern Grp. A

Stoke City Academy

FT 4 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

08-09-2018

League 1

Fleetwood Town Team Logo Fleetwood Town

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

15-09-2018

League 1

Burton Albion Team Logo Burton Albion

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

22-09-2018

League 1

Rochdale Team Logo Rochdale

FT 4 - 1

(HT 3 - 0)

Wolverhampton Wanderers Form Guide

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Won

4

Draw

4

Lost

2
D A

25-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Stoke City Team Logo Stoke City

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

04-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Villarreal Team Logo Villarreal

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

11-08-2018

Premier League

Everton Team Logo Everton

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

18-08-2018

Premier League

Leicester City Team Logo Leicester City

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

25-08-2018

Premier League

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

28-08-2018

EFL Cup

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

01-09-2018

Premier League

West Ham United Team Logo West Ham United

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

16-09-2018

Premier League

Burnley Team Logo Burnley

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

22-09-2018

Premier League

Manchester United Team Logo Manchester United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

Sunderland Preview

The Black Cats have limped out of the division taking just nine points from their final 17 fixtures.  New hope is on the horizon though as Ellis Short is in the process of selling the club and a new man will be in the dugout.

At the Stadium of Light, it has been rough with six defeats and two draws from their last eight.  Over the course of the season the Wearsiders have managed to win just twice in front of their own fans.

Sunderland have the worst defensive record this season having shipped 80 goals while the attack was joint 17th highest.  They need to find a consistent scorer with Aiden McGeady and his seven goals their top scorer (if you discount early season loan signing Lewis Grabban with 12).

Sunderland Team News

Aiden McGeady (heel), Darron Gibson, (groin), Jonny Williams, Bryan Oviedo (both hamstring), Duncan Watmore (knee), Robbin Ruitter (broken finger), Tyias Browning (groin), Lynden Gooch and Donald Love (both knee) are all unlikely to feature.

Wolverhampton Wanderers Preview

The champions need just one more point to break the 100-point barrier for this Championship season.  They are unbeaten in their last nine league matches winning seven of these.

Away from Molineux, they have done well this season winning 14 of 22 and losing only four of these.  In recent road trips, they have been successful winning each of their last three and four of their last five.

No side has scored more goals in the Championship this campaign who have bagged 82 times in 45 matches.  They also have the strongest defensive record having conceded on just 36 occasions.

 

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team News

Ryan Bennett (knock), Ivan Cavaleiro (hamstring), Joe Mason (stomach), Phil Ofosu-Ayeh (ankle) and Carl Ikeme (Lukemia) are unlikely to feature.

 

Sunderland Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.7

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

Wolverhampton Wanderers Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.1

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 Wolverhampton Wanderers Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Jason Steele 188 80
21 LB Adam Matthews 178 71
16 CD John O'Shea 191 75
3 RB Bryan Oviedo 172 70
36 CD Marc Wilson 188 80
29 LM Joel Asoro 175 75
28 CDM Ethan Robson 178 73
53 CM Ovie Ejaria - -
4 CM Patrick McNair 183 72
52 RM Luke Molyneux - -
9 CF Ashley Fletcher 185 78
No. Pos Player M kg
31 GK Will Norris 195 74
25 CD Roderick Miranda 193 85
16 CD Conor Coady 185 75
6 CD Danny Batth 191 85
2 LM Matt Doherty 185 75
8 CM Ruben Neves 180 80
3 RM Barry Douglas 178 64
27 CM Romain Saiss 190 76
17 LF Helder Costa 178 73
18 RF Diogo Jota 178 70
24 CF Morgan Gibbs-White 171 -