Sunderland – Aston Villa : Preview & Prediction
Sunderland and Aston Villa play at the Stadium of Light in a 36th Championship match. In the final clash between these teams in this competition, on 21-11-2017, Aston Villa won at home for (2-1). The record of direct matches at this stadium favors the visiting team, who in the last 3 matches have won 2 and lost 1. However, in the last match at this stadium, in a match for Barclays Premier League on 02-01-2016, Sunderland only managed to win, for (3-1). The goals of the match were scored by M. Richards (30 ‘Autogolo) and J. Defoe (72’ and 90 ‘) for Sunderland and Carles Gil (63’) for Aston Villa. The home / away condition deserves special attention, since although this is a match between º and 3rd of the overall standings, in fact this is a confrontation between the 23rd placed in home games and the 6th as a visitor.
Analysis of Sunderland
After 5 wins, 13 draws and 17 losses, the Sunderland team is in the 2nd position and has not won any point. In the last match, he tied with Millwall away for (1-1), having drawn 1-1 at home in a game against Middlesbrough for (3-3). This is a team that normally achieves more positive results as a visitor than at home, having won 16 points, scoring 21 goals and 34, and 12 points at the stadium with 17 goals scored and 28 goals conceded. In the last 10 home games for the league, Sunderland have won 2, 4 draws and 4 losses, having won 10 points out of 30. The team conceded goals to their opponents in 9 of their last 10 games in this competition, so they have not been very strong defensively. In 35 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 23 times and never managed to turn the score.
Sunderland arrives to this match with a 1-1 draw against Millwall, adding in this way the seventh straight game without winning the championship. Recalling that the team of the house follows in a complicated position in the table, ie occupy the last position. Because you face a team that is positioned above the table, you should opt for a more defensive strategy with the back lines, exploring only the spaces left by your opponent. Most likely the Sunderland team will line up in the 3-5-2. Lewis Grabban is Sunderland’s best finisher with 12 goals scored. For this match the coach will not be able to count on Clarke-Salter, suspended, outside Watmore, Ruiter, Mcnair and Gibson, all injured.
Review of Aston Villa
After 18 wins, 9 draws and 7 losses, the Aston Villa team is in 3rd place, having won 63 points. In the last match, she beat Sheffield Wednesday by (2-4), after the previous match drew at home in a game against Preston North End, (1-1). This is a team little affected by the house factor, since it has achieved similar results at home and abroad. In the championship, Aston Villa claimed 19 points out of 30, after 6 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses in their last 10 away games. In the matches played out in the league, the most frequent result at the end of the first 45 ‘was 0-0, which was verified in 7 of his 17 matches. His attack has scored regularly, as he has managed to achieve in 9 of the last 10 games in this competition. In 34 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 12 times and only got 2 turns on the scoreboard. There are 1 periods highlighted in the last 17 matches played as a visitor for this competition: he suffered 7 of his 18 goals between the minutes (46’-60 ‘).
The Aston Villa team arrives for this match with a 2-2 home win at Sheffield Wednesday, putting an end to the two straight games without winning the championship. In this duel away from home is expected that coach Steve Bruce opt for the usual tactical system, that is, 4-4-2, in order to benefit the maintenance of possession of the ball and organized attacks, always looking for the Hogan offensive reference. On the other hand, the offensive Albert Adomah is the player who stands out, having contributed 13 goals in this championship. For this match the coach will not be able to count on Kodjia, injured.
Sunderland – Aston Villa : Betting Tips
Sunderland – Win Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70