Competition: League One
Market: Sunderland win
Odds: 4/6 @ 888sport
Looking to extend their stay in the automatic spots this week, Sunderland will welcome Cheltenham to the Stadium of Light on Tuesday night.
Starting with the hosts, putting on another professional display over the weekend, Sunderland find themselves in the midst of what has been a real purple patch. Landing a 1-0 win against Bolton on home soil a few days ago, Lee Johnson’s men are tipped as another leading pick in the promotion hunt. With their sights firmly set on securing a Championship return this year, the Black Cats find just their goal difference keeping them off top spot. Still boosted by that eye-catching 2-0 win against Wigan on EFL Cup duties last week, the former Bristol City boss finds his side enjoying a seven-match unbeaten run across all formats, a run that stems back to the middle of August. Winning six of those seven contests, including a thumping 3-1 win against Wycombe when heading into the international break, Sunderland should be smelling a chance here.
As for the visitors, while Cheltenham might have stormed their way to the League Two title last season, the Robins have struggled with their consistency this time around. Despite landing back-to-back wins earlier in the month, Michael Duff’s men were last seen over the weekend getting hit with a deserved defeat on the road. Suffering a 2-0 loss against promotion contenders Wigan, they failed to bounce back from last week’s EFL Cup drumming at the hands of Preston. Losing three of their last four matchups across all formats away from Whaddon Road, there is no doubt that Cheltenham will face another stern test on Tuesday night. With just a single League One away win to their name so far this season, we’re backing a home victory for Sunderland in midweek.
Bet: Sunderland 4/6 to beat Cheltenham Town in Tuesday’s League One showdown @ 888sport
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