Sunderland v Hull City Match Preview & Best Odds

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Sunderland v Hull City Match Preview & Best Odds

Kick-off: 8pm UK Time, Friday 19th January 2023

 

Just two Championship league positions and a single point separates seventh-placed Sunderland and ninth-placed Hull City ahead of their meeting at the Stadium of Light on Friday evening.

Michael Beale has now been in charge of Sunderland for six matches and in all honesty his tenure thus far has been something of a mixed bag, the former Rangers boss overseeing wins over Preston North End and Hull City as well as a draw with bottom side Rotherham United. Nevertheless, the side’s defensive frailties were exposed when losing 3-0 to Coventry City and Newcastle United (FA Cup), while they head into their Friday evening meeting with Hull City on the back of a disappointing 2-1 defeat at high-flying Ipswich Town.

The Black Cats are still in touch with the play-off places in the Championship table but there is currently a five point gap between themselves and fifth-placed West Bromwich Albion. The Wearside outfit have triumphed in eight of their thirteen outings in front of their own home fans, however they have lost the other five contests, something which will give encouragement to the visiting Tigers on Friday evening.

Hull City have been sliding slowly down the Championship table from a relatively healthy play-off position down to ninth in the standings on the back of a poor run which has seen them lose all-but-one of their last five matches. Their most recent defeat came in the FA Cup when they lost 2-1 to Birmingham City in the third round of the competition on Tuesday evening. They lost to Sunderland at the MKM Stadium on Boxing Day and will be eager to avenge that defeat on Friday, however while we envisage the East Yorkshire side avoiding defeat here, we don’t envisage them doing enough to claim all three points.

 

Back a draw at best odds of 14/5