A Sunderland side desperate to avoid their second consecutive relegation
take on play-off candidates Preston in the 38th round of the
Having scored in Preston’s last three away matches, Tom Barkhuizen will
look to get amongst the goals again. Can he continue the trend at the
Stadium of Light?
Sunderland have conceded 2+ goals in 11 of 18 home games this season.
Stat attack: Sunderland versus Preston was a regular occurrence in the
top flight up until the late fifties; but since then they have faced
each other just eight times, with all games in the new millennium. Here
Preston have had the upper hand with four wins, two draws and two
defeats (in all competitions).
The Sunderland defence are leaking goals and have conceded 19 in their
last nine games (an average of 2.1). Preston have managed to score in
eight of their last Championship games, and may look to exploit that
worrying Sunderland statistic.
玩法 大分 指数 小分 进球数 大分(0.81) 2 小分(1.06)
Preston are the ‘draw kings’ in the Championship, with 15 draws so far.
Five of these draws have been 0-0, while eight have ended 1-1.
Players to watch: Aiden McGeady is Sunderland’s top scorer and has six
goals and four assists. After six goalless displays, he will be eager to
Remarkably, Preston drew five out of eight games 1-1 in January and
February. Since then, however, they have managed to claim two victories
from four games. Their ability to gain all three points will prove vital
in their quest for a play-off spot as we enter the final stages of the
The Black Cats are in freefall, failing to claim a single victory in the
last nine games. They are now 24th with just nine matches remaining of
the season. However, with five points separating them from the last safe
spot, survival is still on the table.