Struggling Sunderland hosts flagging Fulham in a bottom-of-the-table Premiership clash on Saturday.
These two teams have been evenly matched over recent encounters, with each winning three of their last ten encounters, and four matches ending in draws. Fulham has achieved one away win at the Stadium of Light during this period.
This win was achieved during Fulham’s most recent trip to Sunderland, with the visitors claiming a 3-0 victory.
Sunderland has been treading water in recent weeks, losing two, drawing two and winning one of its last five games. To be fair to Sunderland, it’s been up against some tough opposition during this period, but there’s no disguising the fact that Sunderland has won just two Premier League matches to date this season.
Sunderland’s problems start with defence, where 7 goals have been conceded in five games. The attack has been unable to keep ahead of its backs, with 7 goals scored during the same period.
Fulham’s form, meanwhile, is see-sawing, with two wins and three losses on record for the last five games. There’s been no middle ground for Fulham as its switched between commanding victories in the UEFA Europa League to heavy defeats in the Premiership – where it has won only two games this season.
Fulham has scored a respectable tally of 8 goals in its last five matches. Defence has let the side down, letting in 7 goals during the same period.
This encounter between two struggling sides is tough to call. Based on a slightly better overall record this season, and stronger attack efforts in recent matches, Fulham should be a threat in this match.
However, Sunderland will be looking to rise to the occasion in this fixture, and you can’t rule out the home teams chances at the Stadium of Light.
We see the fixture petering out to a draw, and a low scoring one at that. Our Sunderland vs. Fulham preview is therefore to go with a back bet on under 2.75 goals being scored in this fixture in the over/under goals market.
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