Southampton vs Sunderland: Match Preview and Prediction
Southampton vs Sunderland
England – League Cup, Round of 16
Date: Wednesday, 26th October 2016
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK
Venue: St. Mary’s Stadium, Southampton.
Southampton will face Sunderland in their round of 16 fixture of England League Cup. The Saints have played some good quality of football from past few matches and suffered only 3 defeats – against Manchester United, Arsenal and Inter Milan; in their last 15 matches in all competition. They have scored 18 goals in their last 15 matches and concede only 7 goals.
Sunderland are experiencing one of the worst possible start to their season as they are left without a win in the English Premier League. They lost 7 of their 9 matches so far, managing just 2 points from a possible 27 and are rock bottom in the league table. A win is must for David Moyes as to save his job as well as to boost the confidence of his squad.
Southampton vs Sunderland: Head-to-Head Stats
Both the teams will face each other in the span of just 2 months gap. Last time Southampton vs. Sunderland match has been ended as 1-1 draw at St. Mary’s Stadium of Southampton.
Both the teams have played 43 matches against each other in all the competitions. Southampton registered 18 victories, 12 draws and 13 lose against Sunderland side.
Southampton vs Sunderland: Prediction
Southampton have been played their last 3 matches in a span of seven days and fatigue could become an issue (1st – Burnley, 2nd – Inter Milan and 3rd – Manchester City). Also they are coming after a tough fixture on Thursday against Inter Milan and Sunday against Manchester City. So, Southampton’s manager Puel is expected to rotate his squad.
In the other side Sunderland is in a position where they have nothing to lose. In their last match, they have conceded goal against West Ham in injury time else the match can be ended as draw.
Southampton is the favorite team to win this match when they will face Sunderland in the last 16 fixture of England League Cup at St. Mary’s Stadium on upcoming Wednesday night. Southampton have huge boost of confidence after they have registered an away draw against Premier League leader Manchester City on last Sunday.
Predicted result will be a draw or narrow 1 goal win for Southampton after 90 minutes of play.
Southampton vs Sunderland: Bet Tips
Total Match Goals: Under 2.5 at 2.00 (2/1).