Sunderland vs Accrington Stanley Betting Preview – 15/02/2019

Sunderland vs Accrington Stanley Betting Preview – 15/02/2019

Sunderland vs Accrington Stanley

Jack Ross will be hoping his Sunderland outfit can shake off their back-to-back draws with a simple three points this Friday when they welcome Accrington Stanley to their Stadium of Light. The Black Cats have the potential to push for an automatic promotion spot or even the title, as they currently sit in fourth, ten points behind the league leaders, but hold two games in hand on Luton Town. Accrington have not shared in the same success this season and find themselves just four points clear of the relegation zone, leaving little room for error. This will be the first time these sides have met each other in around 125 years.

Sunderland are having a strong season, but Jack Ross will be keen to push his side for an even more impressive finish with the League One title definitely attainable. If Sunderland can win their two games in hand, it will bring them within four points of the league leaders Luton Town. The Black Cats arrive in good form having not lost a game since December and since then have picked up five wins and six draws. Ross’ men could do with three points as his side has drawn their last two fixtures against Oxford and Blackpool. SkyBet has the hosts to win priced at 4/6.

The hosts have lost just two of their 30 games played so far which is the fewest games lost out of the whole league, but they hold the most drawn games with 13. With Sunderland conceding just three goals in their last five games and Accrington goalless in their last five, you may want to back the hosts to keep a clean sheet with SkyBet who are offering odds of 5/4. With the departure of Josh Maja, Jack Ross has brought in Will Grigg to strengthen his side’s attack and you can back the forward to score on Friday with Betway at 13/10.

Accrington Stanley are in need of three points with them falling closer to the relegation zone with each passing week. They head into this match sat in 16th, just four points clear of the relegation zone. Stanley are without a win in their last six games following their recent 2-0 loss too Scunthorpe United, which marked their fourth loss in six games. Accrington head into this fixture as clear underdogs and will be lucky to secure a single point, but if you fancy their chances then, Betway is offering odds of 15/4 for them to win.

Accrington’s recent problem has been their lack of goals and this has troubled them all season as they have scored just 27 goals, which is the lowest in the league. Over the last five games, Accrington have not scored a single goal which has resulted in their poor form. Bet365 has Accrington to score zero goals priced at 5/4.

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