Sunderland approach the next Championship round as number seven in the table, having claimed 16 points this season so far. With 11 games behind them, Blackpool amassed 11 points, placing them as number 19 before their next fixture.
Entering the match as a favourite, Sunderland will be highly motivated to extend their unbeaten streak that they currently have in this Championship campaign. They should be in with a decent chance of adding another win to their account. The visitors will undoubtfully make their life as unpleasant as possible, however, they will have it very difficult considering the current form of the hosts.
Sunderland only average a modest 1.5 goals per game in their last ten matches in this tournament, in which they scored 15 goals. They also conceded ten for an average of one per game. They kept their opponents from scoring four times.
Blackpool average 0.9 goals a game in their last ten outing, scoring a total of nine goals. They conceded an average of 1.6 per game, for a total of 16 goals, whilst keeping their opponents from scoring two times.
Sunderland vs Blackpool Prediction
Sunderland look in good shape before their upcoming match, as they seek to remain unbeaten. They started by taking out Reading in a 0-3 win, before a 2-2 draw followed against Watford. Their most recent outing resulted in a 0-0 draw in a hard fought encounter with Preston. Sunderland claimed a modest two wins in their past six home matches in the Championship. They also drew three and lost one, scored nine goals and conceded four.
A top half finish seem very possibe for Sunderland who have been a surprise package with a string of good performances.
Blackpool lost their previous three matches by 3-0 against Rotherham, 2-1 against Millwall and 0-1 against Norwich. Blackpool, meanwhile, won twice, while they've drawn one and lost three in their last six away in the Championship.
Blackpool will probably do well to just fend off relegated this coming season and knowing how much every point counts, they should be ready from the outset.
In our opinion, current form favours Sunderland slightly more than current odds with the bookmakers suggest. We back them to claim a home win against Blackpool this coming Tuesday.
Sunderland took six points from their last five encounters with teams from the bottom half of the Championship table. This amounts to one win after scoring four times and conceding four. Blackpool won two matches and picked up eight points from their last eight encounters with teams in the top half of the Championship. They scored eight goals and conceded 12.
Sunderland vs Blackpool Stats
- Sunderland have scored in 23 of the last 25 home matches
- Sunderland have not lost 13 of the last 14 home matches
- Sunderland have scored in 6 of the last 8 matches
- Sunderland have not won 3 of the last 4 home matches
- Sunderland have not lost 3 of the last 4 matches
- Blackpool have not won 8 of the last 10 matches
- Blackpool have conceded in 8 of the last 10 matches
- Blackpool have lost 3 of the last 4 matches
- Blackpool have scored in 4 of the last 5 away matches
- Blackpool have scored in 5 of the last 7 matches
Sunderland vs Blackpool Team News
Sunderland might be looking at four missing players for their upcoming assignment against Blackpool.
Ellis Simms, Dennis Cirkin, Ross Stewart and Daniel Ballard are all absent from the Sunderland squad that faces Blackpool at Stadium of Light.
Blackpool face a list of four absentees from the squad ahead of their next match this coming Tuesday against Sunderland.
Kevin Stewart, Lewis Fiorini, Keshi Anderson and Jake Beesley all face a spell on the sidelines for Blackpool due to various injuries.
Sunderland vs Blackpool H2H
Having never met before in the Championship in the 21st century, this is a first for both Sunderland and Blackpool. Any eventual head-to-head stats come from playing each other in the cup or friendlies. Sunderland go into their upcoming match against Blackpool with a 0% winning record in recent meetings. This gives them a 0-0-0 record in the latest encounters with their next opponent. A record worth keeping in mind before you make a choice for your next accumulator, depending on your betting strategy.
Sunderland vs Blackpool Results
Sunderland vs Blackpool Betting Tips
Patrick Roberts scored twice in the six most recent games for Sunderland, with Theodor Corbeanu providing two goals for Blackpool in his last six.
Sunderland claimed five wins in the previous 10 matches at home across all tournaments, as well as drawing four and losing one. Blackpool won four of their last 10 away games, as they also drew one and lost five of these matches. Blackpool scored the first goal of the match a modest three times in their 10 previous games played away from home. However, Sunderland were first on target six times in their last 10 outings on home soil.
Over 2.5 goals came out five times in the ten matches across the tournaments for Sunderland, who scored an average of 1.2 goals along the way. Over 2.5 goals appeared in five of the last ten matches that Blackpool played across all tournaments this season. They scored 1.2 times on average in the process.