Plymouth are safe in League One for another year. If Sunderland want to get out of the league then they have work to do. Can Sunderland find a win? Find out with our Plymouth vs Sunderland match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.
Plymouth vs Sunderland: Our best tips
- Prediction one: Match result – Sunderland @ 8/13
- Prediction two: Team goals – Sunderland 2+ @ 7/10
- Prediction three: Anytime scorer – Charlie Wyke @ 5/6
The odds provided are up to date at the time of publication. Odds are subject to change though and you should always check with your bookmaker before placing any bets. Our recommended bookmaker for this match is Ladbrokes.
Sunderland to get back to winning ways
There is no polite way of putting this; Sunderland have been rubbish for weeks. The promotion contenders have not won in seven games and have just two wins from their last 10. Why then are we backing them to win on Saturday? The simple answer is that Plymouth are on a similarly poor run. Both sets of players will be low on confidence and, just knowing that, will give Sunderland a boost. They blatantly have better quality after all; they've proven that by winning three of the last four head to head matches these two have been involved in.
Sunderland to score two or more in the game
Sunderland will arrive at Home Park with low self esteem and having struggled for goals of late with six scored in their last five – even half of those came in one match. Weirdly though, this game could be perfect for the Black Cats ahead of the playoffs. Plymouth have been giving away goals like goodness knows what of late; they've conceded 16 in their last five. Surely Sunderland's attacking players will manage to bag a couple of confidence boosting goals.
It will be alright for Wyke
Our second prediction references the somewhat leaky defence that will be tasked with keeping Sunderland out on Saturday. We think it will fail. If that is correct then Sunderland will want chances falling to Wyke; he's already scored 25 goals this season and has managed to net three in his last five appearances.
Plymouth vs Sunderland: A few match stats
Sunderland's time to shine?
Both these sides can thank their lucky stars the season isn't a few games longer. Their form has been so poor that with a few more games, Sunderland would miss out on the playoffs and Plymouth would be sucked into relegation trouble. As it happens, they look set to end the season in a moderately okay league position in relation to their respective targets. Still, it would be nice to see someone try to win a game of football!
Plymouth vs Sunderland: Questions & Answers
- Will Sunderland go up? – They're favourites to win the playoffs
- Where is the game being played? Home Park.
- What time is kick off? – The game kicks off at 3 PM GMT.