Competition: League One
Market: Sunderland win
Odds: 1/1 @ 888sport
Smelling a real chance to break into the automatic spots in midweek, Sunderland will make the trip to Accrington Stanley on Wednesday night.
Starting with the hosts, while a stunning start to the 2020/21 campaign might have had Accrington Stanley dreaming of a play-off finish, The Reds find themselves in the midst of a worrying spell. Freefalling down the table, John Coleman’s men were hit with late heartbreak away at MK Dons over the weekend. Despite mounting a comeback on the road, the Lancashire outfit suffered a last-gasp 3-2 loss and they have tasted back-to-back defeats. With their recent issues highlighted by that dreadful 4-1 drumming against Bristol Rovers on March 9th, Accrington have won just one of their last seven League One contests. Facing a stern test when the third-tier high-flyers come to town in midweek, it should also be noted that Coleman’s men have lost each of their last three straight contests against The Black Cats.
As for the visitors, lifting the EFL Trophy thanks to victory over Tranmere at Wembley last weekend, the mood in Sunday’s camp is at a red-hot high. Suddenly transforming into a leading contender in the automatic race, The Black Cats have really found their feet since bringing in Lee Johnson. Smelling a golden chance to extend on their stellar record against Accrington on Wednesday night, the former Bristol City boss finds his side enjoying a four-match winning run across all formats. Knowing that victory in Lancashire could push them into the top-two, Sunderland are enjoying an unbeaten run that stems back to February 9th. Collecting a very impressive 19 points from their last seven League One contests, we’re backing a similar away victory for Johnson’s side in midweek.
Bet: Sunderland 1/1 to beat Accrington Stanley in Wednesday’s League One matchup @ 888sport