Sunderland vs Sheffield Utd – Prediction, and Match Preview

Sunderland vs Sheffield Utd – Following a 0-1 Championship victory over Norwich City, Sunderland will be aiming for a repetition of that performance.

Sunderland had 28% of the control in that game and 5 of their 11 shots on goal were successful. Abdoullah Ba (15′) was the lone performer for Sunderland to register a goal. Five of Norwich City’s 17 shots on goal were on target.

Sunderland has scored in each of their last 6 games, demonstrating their inability to stop scoring. In that period, they’ve made a total of 8 claims while also making a total of 10 concessions. However, that kind of pattern won’t definitely continue into this game.

Sunderland hasn’t defeated Sheffield United in their previous three league games, according to the form guide going into this encounter. In their last two league games, they have failed to win at home.

Sheffield United and their traveling fans will be hoping for a better outcome in this one after losing their previous Championship contest against Luton Town.

In that contest, Sheffield United had 60% of the control and 5 of its 9 shots on goal were successful. On the other hand, Luton Town made 6 goal efforts, with 1 of them being successful. The goal for Luton Town was scored by Carlton Morris (53′).

A relatively small number of goals have separated Sheffield United and their opponents in five of the previous six meetings. The overall average of goals scored during that time span was just 1.67, with The Blades scoring an average of 0.83.

Sunderland vs Sheffield Utd – Betting Analysis

Looking at their most recent meetings, which date back to September 28, 2004, we see that Sunderland has won 2, Sheffield United has won 4, and there have been no draws.

In those matches, the two teams managed to score 12 goals, with 4 goals coming from The Black Cats and 8 from The Blades. 2 goals have been scored on average per contest.

The teams’ most recent division encounter took place on Championship Match Day 4 on August 17, 2022, with Sheffield United defeating Sunderland 2-1.

In that game, Sheffield United had 61% of the possession and 7 out of 22 shot efforts were successful. Anel Ahmedhodi (33′) and Max Lowe (47′) scored the goals.

Two of Sunderland’s four goal efforts were successful. Lynden Gooch scored in the 55th second. James Linington served as the match’s arbitrator.

For Sunderland head coach Tony Mowbray, Ross Stewart (Achilles tendon operation), Elliot Embleton (torn ankle ligament), and Corry Evans (cruciate ligament injury) are all unavailable.

Paul Heckingbottom, the boss of Sheffield United, is currently concerned about some player fitness. There won’t be any performances from Jayden Bogle (Knee Problems) or Jack O’Connell (Knee Surgery).

We believe that Sunderland may find it difficult to gain any advantage over this Sheffield United team, who we believe should strike at least once to take the lead.

What are the top odds for the game?

Turning to the betting odds in the win-draw-win market, victory for Sunderland is available for 3.15, a bet on the game finishing all-square is 3.38 and selecting a win for Sheffield United gets you 2.33. They’re the top returns being offered right now.

Sunderland vs Sheffield Utd – Head -to- Head

Sunderland vs Sheffield Utd

Our Prediction: Under 3.5 Goals

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