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Date: Saturday 9th December 2023
Kick-Off: 12:30 UK, 13:30 CET
Venue: Stadium of Light
TV: Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Football, Sky Go UK, Sky Sports Ultra HD, Sky Go Extra
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This EFL Championship clash between Sunderland and West Bromwich Albion is scheduled for Saturday 9th December 2023. Read this Sunderland vs West Bromwich Albion preview and analysis for more details, which includes our best free predictions for the clash.
Sunderland vs West Brom predictions and top betting tips
West Brom travels to the North East of England for an early lunchtime kick-off in the Championship. Sunderland enters this match having just parted ways with former manager Tony Mowbray and has won just one of their previous five matches, drawing twice and losing twice while The Baggies have won three and drawn two of their previous five.
Match result prediction: Draw
For our first prediction, we at Football Ground Guide predict that the outcome of this match will be a draw. Despite sacking their manager, Tony Mowbray, Sunderland sit just three points behind sixth-placed Hull City and five points behind their opponents for this match. Matches between these two teams are usually always close with 2013 being the last time the two sides played out a match that ended with one side winning by three or more goals. West Brom are favourites for this match but we do expect the quality of Sunderland to play a part. Sunderland is the complete opposite of West Brom with the Baggies being a big physical team while Sunderland is more technical. These two styles will clash and that is why we predict a draw.
Both teams to score prediction: Yes
For our second prediction, we at Football Ground Guide predict that both teams will find the back of the net. Sunderland has such talent in offence such as Jack Clarke who is good enough on his own to create a goalscoring opportunity and while we believe Sunderland will dominate the possession, we can not see West Brom conceding many chances as the club is drilled to never concede too many chances. Sunderland will just about score a goal against a stubborn West Brom side which they have done in twelve of their nineteen league matches this season but has only kept six clean sheets in nineteen matches.
Correct score prediction: 1-1 Draw
For our third and final prediction, we at Football Ground Guide predict that the scoreline in this match will be 1-1. Sunderland played out a 1-1 draw in their previous match against Millwall and while this tie will be tougher, we can see a change in management turn Sunderland into somewhat of a fairly unpredictable side which will make them harder to play against than they have been recently.
FAQs regarding Sunderland vs West Brom
What was Sunderland's last result? 1-1 draw against Millwall.
What was West Brom's last result? 2-1 defeat against Leicester City.
Who is the player to watch? John Swift.