Friday, January 27, 2023

Bitesize Prediction: Sunderland vs Swansea – 14/01/23

Competition: Championship

Market: Sunderland draw no bet

Odds: 20/21 @ 888sport

Knowing that they could potentially break into the play-off places on Saturday afternoon, Sunderland will welcome Swansea to the Stadium of Light.

Starting with the hosts, while Sunderland might have only made their Championship return this season, the Black Cats have continued to gain a string of plaudits from across England’s second-tier. Last seen extending on their FA Cup run thanks to a 2-1 victory away at Shrewsbury, Tony Mowbray’s men appear to be riding quite the wave of momentum on either side of the World Cup break. Suffering just a single defeat from any of their previous eight domestic showdowns across all formats, the former Blackburn boss should find the mood in his camp at a real high. Opening this weekend’s fixtures sat just one-point adrift of finding a route into the play-off places, Sunderland will simply be looking to lay down another marker here. With their eye-catching flurry highlighted by a stellar 4-1 romp away at Wigan on December 29th, Saturday’s hosts were also last seen at the Stadium of Light clinching a 2-1 win against Blackburn.

As for the visitors, while Swansea might have opened the 2022/23 campaign enjoying their own extended flurry, it is fair to say that Russell Martin’s men have largely failed to keep up that momentum. Having to settle for an FA Cup replay away at Championship strugglers Bristol City last weekend as they eventually played out a 1-1 draw, the Whites have now claimed just a single domestic victory since way back on October 23rd. With it looking like there is some growing pressure on the former MK Dons boss, Swansea should be bracing themselves for a stern test on Saturday afternoon. Continuing to gain a reputation for their rather glaring issues outside of south Wales, it should also be noted that Martin’s men have failed to claim a sole victory away from the Liberty since the start of October. Given the recent gulf in class, we’re backing a home draw no bet here.

Bet: Sunderland draw no bet against Swansea 20/21 for Saturday’s Championship matchup @ 888sport


Tom Dunstan

Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan



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