Sunderland vs Millwall – Preview, and Prediction

Sunderland vs Millwall – After suffering a defeat to Middlesbrough by the score of 1-0 in their most recent Championship match, Sunderland will be seeking to improve on their performance in this match.

During that game, Sunderland had 61% possession of the ball and 8 shots on goal, with only 2 of them finding the back of the net. Middlesbrough

, the team they were playing against, had 15 shots on goal, with 5 of them hitting the target. Middlesbrough’s goal was scored in the 25th minute by Riley McGree.

In the previous six matches that Sunderland have participated in, the team managed by Tony Mowbray has scored seven goals as a result of their shots on goal, which gives them an average number of goals scored per game that is equivalent to 1.17.

When looking back at their previous performances, Sunderland: have played Millwall in their last two league games and come out on top both times.

haven’t been victorious in either of their past three league matches against Millwall. Millwall will come into this game riding high after claiming a victory over Cardiff City by a score of 2-0 in their most recent matchup in the Championship.

During that game, Millwall had 44% of the possession and managed 16 shots on goal, with 7 of them landing in the target area. Charlie Cresswell (in the 63rd minute) and Benik Afobe (in the 90th minute) were the players who scored for Millwall.

Twelve of Cardiff City’s shots were directed toward the goal, but only two of them were successful. Millwall has given up goals in 5 of their most recent 6 matches, bringing their total number of goals allowed to 9 for the season.

The statistics speak the story. Millwall has a lot of room for improvement in their defensive play. However, there is no guarantee that this trend will continue in this instance.

Their performance in the past demonstrates that Millwall: are winless against Sunderland in the two league matches that took place away from their home stadium

in the most recent season. have not been victorious away from their home venue in any of the last ten league matches. It has not been a very successful run at all.

Sunderland vs Millwall – Betting Analysis

An analysis of their previous head-to-head encounters, which date back to August 16, 2003, reveals that Sunderland has won one of them, while Millwall has won three of them, and there have been two draws.

During the course of those matches, a total of 13 goals were scored between them, with The Black Cats contributing 5 of those goals and The Lions contributing 8 of those goals. The number of goals scored in a game on average comes out to 2.17.

Millwall and Sunderland last competed against one another in a league match on match day 35 of the Championship on March 3, 2018, and the game ended with a score of 1-1.

At that point, Millwall held 56% of the possession and had 15 shots on goal, with 7 of them finding the target. Shaun Hutchinson was the only player from that team to register a point (in the 69th minute).

On the other end of the field, Sunderland had two shots on goal, with one of them actually hitting the target. In the 29th minute, Bryan Oviedo scored.

Sunderland’s head coach, Tony Mowbray, will be relieved not to have to worry about any of his players’ fitness levels heading into this game because he has a perfectly healthy roster from which to chose.

The Black Cats are likely to use the 3-5-2 formation for the game, which will include players such as Anthony Patterson, Luke O’Nien, Danny Batth, Dennis Cirkin, Lynden Gooch,

Dan Neil, Alex Pritchard, Corry Evans, Jack Clarke, Ellis Simms, and Ross Stewart. It seems likely that the Black Cats will use this formation.

Gary Rowett, the manager of Millwall, does not have any fitness issues to report heading into this encounter because the team has a perfectly healthy squad from which to choose.

We are of the opinion that The Lions may choose to utilize a 3-4-2-1 lineup by sending out Bartosz Bialkowski, Murray Wallace, Jake Cooper, Shaun Hutchinson,

Jamie Shackleton, George Saville, Billy Mitchell, Callum Styles, Zian Flemming, Andreas Voglsammer, and Tom Bradshaw. In addition, we are of the opinion that The Lions may also decide to use Jamie Shackleton.

Sunderland vs Millwall – Head -to- Head

 

 

 

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Our Prediction: Under 3.5 Goals