Stoke v Sunderland Football Betting Preview & Tips

Stoke v Sunderland Football Betting Preview & Tips

by 26th April 2016

Stoke City v Sunderland Betting Tips. Read our betting preview on this Premier League match and get our recommended betting tips and the best odds available.

Match Odds
Stoke City 31/20 – Draw 11/5Sunderland 9/5
Betting odds for Stoke v Sunderland shown are this week from Corals and are subject to change

Kick Off – 15.00pm Saturday 30th April 2016

Midtable Stoke play hosts to relegation-threatened Sunderland at the Britannia Stadium in the Premier League on Saturday, as the visitors look for a crucial win in the relegation battle.

Last time out in Premier League the Stoke suffered a 4-0 mauling at Manchester City. Fernando and Sergio Aguero scored goals to put the Citizens two up, before young striker Kelechi Iheanacho scored a brace to give City a convincing victory.

The defeat leaves Stoke 10th in the Premier League. The Potters have finished ninth in consecutive campaigns and Mark Hughes side looked for most of the season like they could better that position, but no doubt the Potters would now be happy for a repeat of those ninth place finishes.

Sunderland moved out of the relegation zone with a highly creditable goalless draw against Arsenal last time out. The draw means that the Black Cats are now 17th in the Premier League, but only above nearest rivals Norwich on goal difference and a point clear of north east rivals Newcastle.

Sam Allardyce’s team have now produced good performances in consecutive top-flight games and know that a win in this clash could prove pivotal in the fight for top-flight survival.

Facts And Figures

These two teams have met 15 times in the Premier League, with Sunderland recording seven wins, Sunderland winning four times and four games finishing in draws.

Stoke have had the better of the seven meetings at the Britannia Stadium, recording four wins, with two games finishing in draws and Sunderland winning just once.

Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce has a mixed managerial record against Stoke boss Mark Hughes, losing seven of the 17 meetings between the pair, also winning four and drawing four games.

Stoke boss Mark Hughes has a decent managerial record against Sunderland though. The Welsh boss has faced the Black Cats on 16 occasions, winning ten times, drawing twice and losing four times.

Stoke have won just once in their last seven Premier League outings and have suffered three consecutive defeats in the top-flight.

Sunderland have won just two of their last ten Premier League away games, although one of those wins came in their last away game at Norwich.

Stoke have failed to win in their last three home games in the Premier League, suffering two defeats.

Team Selection And News

Stoke have a number of injuries heading into this clash. Jack Butland, Jonathan Walters, Ibrahim Afellay and Glen Johnson all have long-term injuries, while Xherdan Shaqiri, Marc Wilson and Shay Given are also doubts. If Given fails to recover Jakob Haugaard will come in between the sticks for the Potters.

Sunderland have a virtually fully-fit squad, with their only worry a doubt about the fitness of Dutch winger Jeremain Lens. Black Cats boss Sam Allardyce may name an unchanged team from the goalless draw with Arsenal.

Possible Stoke Team Selection

Haugaard, Bardsley, Shawcross, Wollscheid, Pieters, Cameron, Whelan, Diouf, Imbula, Arnautovic, Joselu

Possible Sunderland Team Selection

Mannone, Yedlin, Kone, Kaboul, Van Aanholt, Kirchhoff, Borini, M’Vila, Cattermole, Khazri, Defoe

Match Prediction

Sunderland are fighting for their Premier League lives, while Stoke have very little to play for this season. The visitors could well just pull-off a crucial victory in this clash.

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