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Sunderland Watford betting prediction


Betting suggestion:

The most likely scenario to this match will be the occurrence of under 2 goals. This match will be between two teams with very similar styles of play. For this reason, it's foreseen a very balanced match and with some closed game moments. 
So, due to the balance of both teams, it's expected a match with slight goals on the scoreboard. 
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Preview

Sunderland and Watford meet at Stadium of Light, in a match for the 16th round of the Premier League. There is no record of official head‑to‑heads between these two teams in the last 3 years. The last time they met, on 12‑02‑2005, the match ended with the final score: Sunderland (4‑2) Watford. Both teams register significant differences between home and away results, so the home/away factor is worth atention.

Analysis Sunderland

The home team is currently in the 19th position of the league, with 12 points won, after 3 wins, 3 draws and 9 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Stoke City, by (2‑0). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Arsenal, by (3‑1). This is a team that is often stronger at home, with the help of its supporters, so they usually make good use of the home advantage, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 1 draw and 10 losses in away matches; against 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses at their stadium. In the last 7 home league matches Sunderland has a record of 2 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses, so they have won 8 points out of 21 possible. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half‑time was the 0‑0 (3 out of 7 matches). Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. They have conceded the first goal in 10 of their 15 matches for this competition, and have never been able to turn the score around. In the last 20 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 10 of their 27 goals between minutes (31'‑45').

Despite the loss against Arsenal, Sunderland come motivated to this match against Watford, once that in the last home match they won Stoke by 2-0. To this match, the coach Sam Allardyce will choose to usual 5-4-1 with a more defensive approach and successive counterattacks. Watmore is brilliant in this type of transition. Fletcher was injured last match and he is in doubt to this one. 

Confirmed Lineup: Costel Pantilimon, DeAndre Yedlin, Patrick van Aanholt, John O'Shea, Sebastián Coates, Billy Jones, Yann M'Vila, Duncan Watmore, Fabio Borini, Ola Toivonen, Steven Fletcher.

Analysis Watford

The away team is currently in the 10th position of the league, with 22 points won, after 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against Aston Villa, by (2‑3). In the last match, they won in a home match against Norwich City, by (2‑0). This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses in away matches, with 27 goals scored and 16 conceded; against 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses at their stadium, with 15 goals scored and 10 conceded. In the last 7 away league matches Watford has a record of 3 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses, so they have won 11 points out of 21 possible. Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 25 of the last 28 matches have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 15 matches for this competition, they have conceded the first goal 6 times and have never been able to turn the score around.

Watford come motivated to this match due to the two consecutive victories to the championship, against Aston Villa and Norwich. In this match, the coach Quique Flores will choose the 4-4-2 approach, with Deeney and Ighalo as the forwards of the team. The nigerian Ighalo is the best scorer of the team with 9 goals scored. The confirmed absences to this match by physical problems are Ekstrand, Prodl and Hoban. 

Confirmed Lineup: Gomes, Allan Nyom, Nathan Aké, Craig Cathcart, M. Britos, Ben Watson, A. Abdi, Étienne Capoue, José Jurado, Odion Ighalo, Troy Deeney.

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Frequently asked questions

👉 Which is the recommended bet for the Sunderland Watford match?

The tip and bet suggestion for the Sunderland vs Watford match, on 12 December 2015, of the preview written by the editors of Betting Academy Malaysia, goes to: Under 2.5 Goals ⇒ odd 1.70 at bet365.

👉 In which stadium will the Sunderland Watford be played?

The Sunderland vs Watford on 12 December 2015 will be played at Sunderland, Stadium of Light.

 

Premier League - 2015/2016

  • 100% 380 / 380 Games

  • Home team wins 41.32%
  • Draws 28.16%
  • Away team wins 30.53%
  • Over 1.5 73.16%
  • Over 2.5 52.89%
  • Over 3.5 30.53%
  • Goals 1026
  • Goals /match 2.7
  • Goals /match home 1.49
  • Goals /match away 1.21
  • Both teams score 51.84%
  • Goals after 80' 16.86%
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