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Sunderland vs Newcastle prediction, free betting tips & odds

Date: Saturday 6th January 2024
Kick-Off: 12:45 UK, 13:45 CET
Venue: Stadium of Light
TV: Premier Sports 1 HD, ITVX, STV Scotland, Premier Player HD, ITV, STV

Sunderland vs Newcastle United top free betting tips

Our Sunderland vs Newcastle United prediction is for this to be a closely fought derby match between two sides who passionately dislike one another. This Tyne-Wear Derby is the first derby of this kind to happen since 2016.

The visitors, Newcastle United are not in great form in the Premier League having lost seven of their previous eight matches, the defeats came against Everton, Tottenham, AC Milan, Chelsea, Luton, Nottingham Forest and Liverpool with just one win against Fulham in that time. Home side Sunderland is in a bit of a rocky patch having won four of their previous ten matches, two of which have come in their previous three matches.

East Stand
The East Stand at the Stadium of Light.

Total goals prediction: Over 2.5 Goals

Newcastle have conceded seven times in their previous two matches and have scored three times. The way Newcastle plays, they are always going to concede shots on goal but they will also give themselves plenty of chances, especially against a side who, on paper, are much worse than they are.

Both teams to score prediction: Yes

Both teams have found the back of the net in three of Newcastle's previous four matches with it happening just once in Sunderland's previous six matches, three of which saw Sunderland keep a clean sheet. This however is not only an FA Cup tie, but also a Tyne-Wear derby so expect the unexpected.

​​​Correct score prediction: 2-1 to Newcastle United

Sunderland is currently on an unbeaten run of nine matches against Newcastle, with the Magpie's last win coming in 2011 but times are very much different now with Newcastle being taken over by PIF and therefore ploughing loads of money into the club while Sunderland has been outside of the Premier League since 2016/17 when the Black Cats finished bottom of the table. Newcastle have the quality to win this match, despite their injury problems.

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How far will Newcastle's fans travel to Sunderland?

The Newcastle faithful are set for a journey of just thirty minutes to Sunderland for this FA Cup derby match. From St James' Park to the Stadium of Light, it is just a short fourteen-mile journey.

For those wanting to travel via train, the journey will take around twenty minutes and will cost less than £10 for an open return.

Sunderland vs Newcastle United: Tickets

Unsurprisingly, all tickets for this Tyne-Wear derby are sold out.

FAQs regarding Coventry City vs Oxford United

What was the result the last time the sides met? The previous meeting in 2016 finished as a 1-1 draw.
What is the head-to-head record? Both Newcastle and Sunderland have won this derby a total of fifty-three times with forty-nine draws also.
What is the capacity of the Stadium of Light? The capacity at this ground is 48,707.