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Date: 2nd September 2023
Kick-Off: 12:30 UK, 13:30 CET
Venue: Stadium of Light
TV: Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Football, Sky Sports Ultra HDR
Over 2.5 Goals
2-1 to Southampton
The odds are accurate at the time of writing and are subject to change. Check carefully before finalising your wager with your bookmaker.
Sunderland vs Southampton: Top free betting tips
Sunderland will be keen to extend their home-winning form against Southampton in the fifth round of the EFL Championship on Saturday, 2 September. The Saints enter the Stadium of Light after successive victories against QPR and Plymouth.
Total goals prediction: over 2.5 goals
Three of the previous five meetings between these two clubs have finished with Over 2.5 Goals. Sunderland has recorded an average of one goal per game in the last five matches in the Championship and EFL Cup. But Southampton have rattled the net 11 times in that duration. The Saints also thrashed the Black Cats with a 0-4 victory in the most recent meeting at Stadium of Light. Therefore, we can expect this game to feature a total of at least three goals in this fixture.
Both teams to score prediction: Yes
The last two H2Hs of these teams at Stadium of Light finished without BTTS outcomes. However, both sides have been quite favourable on the scoring end recently. Sunderland have rattled the net in four of the last five games while keeping just one clean sheet. On the other hand, Southampton scored in each game during the aforestated period. But the Saints were unable to keep a single clean sheet in that course. Hence, we predict the teams to share a BTTS result in this fixture.
Correct score prediction: 2-1 to Southampton
Sunderland have scored just one goal in three of the recent five games. Meanwhile, Southampton have rattled the net at least twice in each of the starting four matches in the EFL Championship. The Saints have also conceded just one goal in three games during the same course. In the last four H2Hs against the Black Cats, Sunderland allowed just two goals at the back while keeping two clean sheets. Given these numbers, we predict a 1-2 lead for Southampton before the referee blows the full-time whistle.
Sunderland vs Southampton: form, recent games, and news
Sunderland visited Coventry City and dropped two points with a goalless draw. The Black Cats have confirmed only one victory in four rounds while losing the starting two consecutive games of the season. The team’s training regimen also has setbacks with four players being on the injury list ahead of this fixture.
Southampton’s lead with Samuel Edozie’s goal against Queens Park Rangers within just two minutes in the 32nd minute. But Adam Armstrong put the Saints back in the lead with his strike in the 64th minute, leading his team to a 2-1 victory. Juan Larios is the only fitness concern for Southampton as they aim to retain their winning sequence.
FAQs regarding Sunderland vs Southampton
Who is the referee for this match? David Coote.
What was Sunderland's last result? 0-0 Draw with Coventry.
What was the last Head to Head result? 4-0 to Southampton.