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Sunderland vs Preston prediction, free betting tips & odds

Date: Monday 1st January 2024
Kick-Off: 12:30 UK, 13:30 CET
Venue: Stadium of Light
TV: Sky Sports Football, Sky Go Extra, NOW TV UK, Sky Sports Ultra HD, Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Go UK

Sunderland vs Preston North End top free betting tips

Michael Beale's Sunderland welcomes Ryan Lowe's Preston to the Stadium of Light for a New Year's Day match in the Championship. Sunderland have won four of their previous ten matches including just one win from their previous four matches, a 1-0 victory over Hull which came just after defeats to Bristol City and Coventry City. Preston is an interesting side, despite losing six of their previous ten matches, the club are just outside of the playoff places. Three of Preston's previous four matches have all been losses to Watford, Swansea and Sheffield Wednesday.

North Stand
The North Stand at Sunderland's Stadium of Light.

Correct outcome prediction: Sunderland to Win

Preston has lost more away matches than they have won this season while Sunderland has won seven of their twelve home matches, only bettered by five of the six sides in the top six. Sunderland may be in bad form but they are coming up against a Preston side who are, at this moment in time, blowing either very hot or very cold. The Lillywhites' loss to relegation-threatened Sheffield Wednesday last time out sums this Preston side up perfectly as that defeat came after an excellent Boxing Day victory over Leeds United.

Both teams to score prediction: Yes

Four of Preston's previous five matches have seen both sides find the back of the net. Sunderland have struggled for goals as of late but are coming up against a defence which has conceded nine times in their previous four matches and has kept just three clean sheets all season. With Sunderland having a player like Jack Clarke, The Black Cats will always be a dangerous side going forward.

Correct score prediction: 2-1 to Sunderland

Sunderland is averaging almost two goals scored per home match this season and just over one goal conceded per match this season. Sunderland has won just one of the previous six matches against Preston with Preston picking up two wins in those six games. This is the perfect chance for Sunderland to turn that around and grab an important three points. Sunderland dominated things against Rotherham but showed just how much they were missing a striker.

Sunderland vs Preston North End: What do the fans think?

This Sunderland fan is looking forward to January

A frustrated Preston fan has his say

​How far will Preston‘s fans travel to Sunderland?

The journey from Lancashire to Wearside will see Preston fans on the road for just over five hours covering almost 250 miles.

Sunderland vs Preston North End: Tickets

There are still tickets remaining in the home section with adult tickets being priced at around £32.

Preston North End have been given the full allocation for this match. Adult tickets are priced at £32.

FAQs regarding Sunderland vs Preston North End

What was Sunderland's last result? 1-1 draw against Rotherham United.
What was Preston's last result? 1-0 defeat against Sheffield Wednesday.
Who is the player to watch? Jack Clarke.


Callum Jones-Bowman

Callum is fairly new to writing having been a football scout since 2019 but since having a baby with his wife in late 2022, he has chosen this new career path to ensure he can be a hands on father while still being involved in his biggest passion - football.

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