Sunderland vs Newcastle Prediction and Football Tips
Premier League football tips – Sunderland vs Newcastle prediction.
The feature game of the weekend sees Sunderland face North East rivals Newcastle United. This is a game that is always hotly contested, but with Sunderland’s added pressure of sitting only a point above 18th placed Burnley, they really need to pick up a win.
Winning this game would be a fantastic way for Dick Advocaat to introduce himself, after he lost his first game as Sunderland Manager away at West Ham.
Sunderland over the last 10 games have scored an average of 0.7 goals, similar to that of Newcastle with 0.8, which isn’t good enough from either of the North East sides. Both have conceded more than a goal a game over the last 10, with 1.4 and 1.7 respectively.
Sunderland have only been involved in two games of the last 10 to have more than 2.5 goals, while Newcastle United have been involved in five, so whether or not this one has a lot of goals in could be difficult to predict.
Sunderland have a fantastic record against their rivals over the last five years, winning the last four and not losing since 2011, so Dick Advocaat will have a lot of pressure to keep that run up, especially considering his side are at home.
This is really tough to predict because Newcastle are awful under John Carver and have lost four of their last five Premier League games.
What are your predictions and football tips?