November 4, 2022 Sports Betting
On Saturday afternoon, Sunderland will visit Cardiff City with the goal of climbing the Championship standings.
The fact that 18th-placed Cardiff are only three points behind their opponents highlights the second-tier of English football’s present narrow margin.
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Sunderland recently lost their immediate playoff position after a run of just one victory in seven games, which would have naturally worried Tony Mowbray.
In response, Sunderland earned four points on the road against Luton Town and Huddersfield Town, performances that can jump-start their season before the World Cup break.
The Black Cats have responded with two solid performances after the break, especially against Luton where they came from behind to secure a share of the spoils, in stark contrast to giving up four second-half goals against Burnley.
Although injuries to important forwards have clearly affected Sunderland and Mowbray, they have only failed to score in one of their last six games.
The fact that Ellis Simms is back is a big plus for Sunderland, as is the fact that Amad Diallo, who is on loan from Manchester United, has scored twice in his last three games after a lackluster start to his time at the Stadium of Light.
In the meantime, Cardiff’s interim manager Mark Hudson recently stated that talks about Hudson staying in the position as manager in the long run have taken place with the club’s hierarchy.
However, the Bluebirds have dropped four of their previous five games, with their most recent loss coming on Wednesday night at home to Watford despite grabbing a early goal lead The Welsh team currently sits just two points ahead of the relegation zone despite Hudson’s 10 points from his eight games in charge, a decent performance.
Cardiff also has the division’s joint-worst attacking record; yet, no one of their team has scored more than two goals this season.
We don’t anticipate Cardiff to put on the most aggressive display after their midweek defeat. One goal may be enough for the Black Cats to win at the Stadium of Light at a time when Sunderland haven’t always found scoring easy.