Sunderland vs Bristol City prediction, odds and betting tips – 06/04/24

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Sunderland vs Bristol City prediction
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Sunderland will face Bristol City in the Championship on Saturday, 6 April in a match that is effectively a dead rubber as the season draws to a close. Both teams played themselves out of playoff contention in February and March with poor results but they are still comfortable in terms of relegation. Ahead of the match at the Stadium of Light, check out our Sunderland vs Bristol City prediction below.

Sunderland vs Bristol City prediction: A dead rubber beckons

Sunderland vs Bristol City predictions
Our pick

🔥Hot tip

Both teams to score

⚽ Correct score prediction

Sunderland 1-1 Bristol City

⬆️ Over 2.5 goals

No

Key stats

  • Sunderland have lost seven of their last nine matches in the Championship.
  • Bristol City have lost five of their last eight matches in the Championship.
  • The reverse fixture finished 1-0 to Bristol City at Ashton Gate earlier in the season.

Pre-game odds and win probability: An even match on paper

  • HOME: 7/5 (2.40) – 41.7%
  • DRAW: 11/5 (3.20) – 31.3%
  • AWAY: 2/1 (3.00) – 33.3%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

The Sunderland vs Bristol City odds indicate that this is a clash that could go either way. Despite that, a draw is considered the least likely result with an implied probability of 31.3% which is surprising when you consider neither side are flying at the minute and are separated by just one place and two points in the current Championship table.

At the turn of the year, Sunderland were in a decent position in terms of their promotion hopes but they got greedy and sacked Tony Mowbray. Michael Beale's tenure didn't go well at all and they now come to season's end with nothing to play for. They have lost seven of their last nine matches, including a bruising defeat to Blackburn last time out.

Bristol City were also flirting with the playoffs earlier in the campaign but their form curtailed at a similar time to Sunderland's. They have recovered somewhat in recent weeks and have recorded three wins in their last four including a memorable one over Leicester City on Good Friday.

Here are a couple more free betting tips for Sunderland vs Bristol City:

  • Both teams to score – 19/20 (1.95)
  • Tommy Conway to score anytime – 5/2 (3.50)

Last five H2Hs: Advantage Bristol City

Bristol City have performed better than Sunderland in recent clashes between the two clubs. Out of the last five H2Hs, Bristol City have won two, two have finished all square and Sunderland have won one. The last time Bristol City lost away at Sunderland was way back in 1994 meaning they are unbeaten at the Stadium of Light.

England Championship 16/12/23

Bristol City

Bristol City

1
Sunderland

Sunderland

0

England Championship 18/02/23

Sunderland

Sunderland

1
Bristol City

Bristol City

1

England Championship 06/08/22

Bristol City

Bristol City

2
Sunderland

Sunderland

3

England Championship 10/02/18

Bristol City

Bristol City

3
Sunderland

Sunderland

3

England Championship 28/10/17

Sunderland

Sunderland

1
Bristol City

Bristol City

2

Sunderland preview: Getting by until the summer 

Sunderland's form has fallen off a cliff over the past two months and with Mike Dodds just in temporary charge until the summer, many of the players are mentally already on their summer holidays. Dodds is without six players for this one due to injury, including Dennis Cirkin.

Predicted lineup: Patterson(GK), Hume, O'Nien, Ballard, Styles, Ekwah, Neil, Rigg, Bellingham, Clarke, Ba

England Championship 04/05/24

L

Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

2

Sunderland

Sunderland

0

England Championship 27/04/24

L

Watford

Watford

1

Sunderland

Sunderland

0

England Championship 20/04/24

L

Millwall

Millwall

1

Sunderland

Sunderland

0

England Championship 13/04/24

W

West Brom

West Brom

0

Sunderland

Sunderland

1

England Championship 09/04/24

D

Leeds

Leeds

0

Sunderland

Sunderland

0

Bristol City preview: Steady improvement 

Bristol City may no longer be chasing promotion but they can take a lot from this season. They have a young manager in Liam Manning who is starting to put his footprint on the team and there is cause for optimism ahead of next season.

Predicted lineup: O'Leary (GK), Vyner, Dickie, Roberts, Tanner, Knight, James, Pring, Twine, Mehmeti, Conway

England Championship 04/05/24

L

Stoke

Stoke

4

Bristol City

Bristol City

0

England Championship 27/04/24

W

Rotherham

Rotherham

0

Bristol City

Bristol City

2

England Championship 20/04/24

D

Norwich

Norwich

1

Bristol City

Bristol City

1

England Championship 13/04/24

D

Huddersfield

Huddersfield

1

Bristol City

Bristol City

1

England Championship 10/04/24

W

Blackburn

Blackburn

0

Bristol City

Bristol City

5

Player to watch: Jack Clarke

Jack Clarke was a player who was tipped for big things when he came through the ranks at Leeds in 2018/19. A big move to Tottenham failed but he has since found a home in Sunderland.

Adding goals to his game

This season has been the most productive of Clarke's young career which led to rumours linking him with a move back to the Premier League. The 22-year-old has netted 15 times in the Championship, and will be looking for more on Saturday.


Andy is a freelance Sports Journalist with ten years of experience covering football in the United Kingdom and abroad for various publications including the Manchester Evening News, UtdReport and Football Whispers. Andy also has a keen interest in basketball, cricket, golf and tennis and has covered major sporting events such as the Masters in Augusta.