Sunderland v Watford Match Preview & Best Odds

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Sunderland v Watford Match Preview & Best Odds

Kick-off 7:45pm, Wednesday 4th October 2023

 

Sunderland have enjoyed a decent if unspectacular season so far and they will be aiming to grab their sixth league win of the campaign when they entertain struggling Watford at the Stadium of Light tonight.

Following their narrow 1-0 defeat at home to Cardiff City, Sunderland bounced back in excellent fashion when demolishing bottom side Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough on Friday evening. The Wearsiders raced into a two goal lead within eight minutes of the start courtesy of Dan Ballard and Jack Clarke, the latter adding a third for the Black Cats from the spot shortly after the hour mark. Tony Mowbray’s side have now taken a maximum points haul from all-but-one of their last five Championship outings with fourteen goals scored along the way, however they remain four points adrift of the top three in the Championship table and nine points away from pace-setters Leicester City.

Prior to their defeat to Cardiff City, the Black Cats had found the back of the net in each of their previous seventeen home matches and they have lost just one of their last eight home meetings with Watford.

Watford have a reputation for hiring and firing managers with reckless abandon, therefore with just two wins from their opening nine league outings, many believed that boss Valerian Ismael would be in for an uncertain future. Nevertheless, it was announced earlier this week that the head coach has put pen to paper with a new improved contract, this news emerging just three days after a 3-2 defeat to Middlesbrough.

Watford’s dreadful away form and Sunderland’s relatively shaky form at home means that a closely-fought meeting could be on the cards here, however the hosts will rightly be regarded as strong favourites on account of their superior quality and we envisage them taking the spoils in this one, both sides likely to get themselves onto the scoresheet.

 

Back Sunderland to win and BTTS at best odds of 3/1