In four of their last five away matches, Sunderland has seen at least three goals scored. Meanwhile, Swansea has suffered losses in their last two home games. Our recommendation is to bet on Sunderland winning.
Sunderland recently broke a three-game losing streak by defeating Norwich 3-1 at home. Now, they’re looking to maintain their push for promotion as they travel to face mid-table Swansea. Currently in eighth place, just one point outside the play-off positions, Sunderland is determined to improve their away performance after recent losses to Stoke (1-2) and Leicester (0-1).
Swansea, on the other hand, is four points behind Sunderland. However, they come into the weekend with a positive mindset after a hard-fought 1-0 victory against Blackburn. They’ve earned 15 points from their last seven games and are hopeful of ending the week in the top half of the table.
In the latest team updates, Swansea’s manager, Michael Duff, won’t have several key players available for their upcoming match. Josh Ginnelly is out due to a muscle injury, Nathan Wood has an ankle issue, and Nathanael Ogbeta, Joe Allen, and Azeem Abdulai are sidelined with leg and hamstring problems.
On the positive side, Ben Cabango, who had a hamstring concern, made a late appearance in their recent 1-0 victory against Blackburn. He’ll be looking to play more against Sunderland.
Sunderland is dealing with their own injury woes, with Eliezer Mayenda, Aji Alese, and Timothee Pembele all facing more time on the sidelines due to hamstring, thigh, and unspecified injuries. Adil Aouchiche has a groin problem, while Jay Matete and Corry Evans are unavailable due to knee injuries. Additionally, Dan Ballard won’t be playing due to a one-match suspension after accumulating five yellow cards.
Swansea had a slow start with only three points in their first seven games, but they improved with 15 points in the following seven matches.
In five of Swansea’s last six home games, there were at least three goals scored.
Duff’s team managed to score in 14 out of their 16 matches this season.
Sunderland has been conceding the opening goal in their last four matches.
The Black Cats have scored three or more goals in five of their last ten games.
In four of Sunderland’s last five away matches, there were at least three goals.
Sunderland has been an exciting team in the Championship this season. In 10 out of their 14 matches, we’ve seen at least three goals, showing their strong offensive play. Their manager, Tony Mowbray, encourages players to play freely, and this has been especially good for winger Jack Clarke, who has scored nine goals this season.
In their recent 3-1 victory against Norwich, Clarke’s outstanding performance was a key factor. Now, they’re facing the Swans, who have struggled to keep clean sheets in their last four games. This suggests that Clarke, with his goal-scoring ability, could be the difference-maker in this upcoming match at the Liberty Stadium.
Swansea had a good run from September to October, but recently lost two home games, including a 1-0 defeat to Watford. Duff’s team rebounded with a 1-0 win against Blackburn, but they might struggle against Sunderland’s attack this Saturday.