Sunderland vs Preston prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 01/10/2022

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Sunderland vs Preston: Our top betting tips

Consistent results have been a problem for both of these sides in recent weeks. Will either of them find a way to take maximum points as they face off? Find out with our Sunderland vs Preston match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.

Backing a draw

We begin our look at this match between Sunderland and Preston by backing them to cancel one another out. Sunderland are sat up in fifth in the league but recent form hasn't been great with two wins, two defeats and a draw across their past five outings. Preston's record is a tad worse than that with just the one win in their last five but notably they have drawn two. One other thing that is particularly noteworthy around Preston's form though is that they keep game extremely tight as proven by the fact they've conceded just four goals all season. With patchy form and a tight away defence, we think a draw is the most likely outcome.

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Under 2.5 goals

Our next prediction for this match is that it will be a low scoring match – specifically, we are predicting the match to go under 2.5 goals. Sunderland have seen three of their last five home matches end south of the 2.5 cut off with Preston going under 2.5 goals in three of their last five away matches. In addition to that recent form, the longer term season averages make pretty good reading too; Sunderland are a shade over the 2.5 goal mark at 2.7 per game with Preston holding an average of just 0.7 per game. Finally, three of the last four head to head matches have gone under 2.5 goals.

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Here are the key stats & form guide for Sunderland vs Preston

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Last Five - SunderlandSunderland

11/11/22

England Championship CHA

Birmingham

Birmingham

Sunderland

Sunderland

1

2

W

05/11/22

England Championship CHA

Cardiff

Cardiff

Sunderland

Sunderland

1

0

L

02/11/22

England Championship CHA

Huddersfield

Huddersfield

Sunderland

Sunderland

0

2

W

29/10/22

England Championship CHA

Luton

Luton

Sunderland

Sunderland

1

1

D

22/10/22

England Championship CHA

Burnley

Burnley

Sunderland

Sunderland

4

2

L

Last Five - PrestonPreston

12/11/22

England Championship CHA

Millwall

Millwall

Preston

Preston

4

2

L

04/11/22

England Championship CHA

Reading

Reading

Preston

Preston

1

2

W

01/11/22

England Championship CHA

Swansea

Swansea

Preston

Preston

0

1

W

29/10/22

England Championship CHA

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

Preston

Preston

1

2

W

22/10/22

England Championship CHA

Blackpool

Blackpool

Preston

Preston

4

2

L

Two out of sorts teams do battle

Both Sunderland and Preston have suffered a few defeats of late and whilst that's not necessarily a big deal neither will want to record another ‘L' here. In fact, particularly where Preston are concerned, a draw probably won't excite either fan base too much either, which means the game could deliver some blood and thunder.

Despite recent form, Sunderland have made a strong start to the season and that's been done in spite of a few injuries. Those casualties will be missing again here; Dennis Cirkin, Ross Stewart and Dan Ballard are all due to miss out.

Sunderland Predicted lineup – Patterson, Alese, Batth, O'Nien, Gooch, Roberts, Neil, Evans, Clarke, Pritchard, Embleton

Preston are battling to find a balance between being solid at the back and creative going forwards but, at present, that mix isn't correct and they're quite frankly dull. That is only going to get fixed on the pitch though because – with the exception of Ben Woodburn – they have a full squad.

Preston Predicted lineup – Woodman, Storey, Lindsay, Hughes, Potts, McCann, Whiteman, Browne, Fernandez, Parrott, Riis

A quickfire FAQ on Sunderland vs Preston

Sunderland vs Preston prediction

  • Where is the match being hosted? – Stadium of Light
  • Who do the bookmakers have as favourites? – Sunderland
  • What time does the match kick off?  3 PM GMT