Sunday, March 3, 2024

Bitesize Prediction: Plymouth vs Sunderland – 25/11/23

Competition: Championship

Market: Sunderland win

Odds: 23/20 @ BetUS

Looking to extend on their play-off charge this weekend, Sunderland will travel to Home Park when they meet Plymouth on Saturday afternoon.

Starting with the hosts, while Plymouth might have claimed a crucial 3-0 victory against Sheffield Wednesday last month, it appears that might have just been a minor boost for the Pilgrims. Despite breezing their way to a Championship return this year, Steven Schumacher’s side are looking over their shoulder at a looming relegation scrap. Heading into November’s international break with a 2-1 loss away at promotion contenders Leeds, the Devon-based outfit have recorded just a single win from their previous eight appearances across all competitions. With that run stemming all the way back to an action-packed 6-2 win against Norwich back on September 23rd, Plymouth have also gained a recent reputation for their continued issues at Home Park. Including a 3-1 loss at the hands of Swansea last month, the Greens have shipped at least a pair of goals in four of their previous five showdowns in front of their own supporters.

As for the visitors, while Sunderland might have suffered play-off heartbreak last season, the Black Cats have continued to shine this time around. Heading into November’s international break with another action-packed performance as they stormed their way to a 3-1 victory against Birmingham, the Black Cats mark their return on Saturday afternoon once again battling it out in the top-six. Signing off October with another eye-catching 3-1 win against Norwich, Tony Mowbray’s side have collected seven points from their previous three Championship appearances. Bouncing back from their brief wobble last month, Sunderland should certainly be smelling the chance to make another second-tier statement here. Likewise, it should also be noted that Mowbray’s men hold a rampant record against Saturday’s hosts. In fact, the Black Cats have lost just one of their previous eight meetings against Plymouth – a run that stems back to August 2006. Two sides battling it out at opposite ends of the Championship standings, we are backing an away win in Devon.

Bet: Sunderland 23/20 to beat Plymouth in Saturday’s Championship contest @ BetUS

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan

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