Sunderland vs Chelsea (Pick, Prediction, Preview)

Sunderland – Chelsea

Premier League 16th round. Sunderland (20th place, goal difference 14-27) receives the visit of Chelsea (1st, goalveraj 33-11) in the match opposing ends of the standings. Chelsea has 12 wins, Sunderland only 3, and anything other than victory would be a surprise guests.

The hosts, coached by David Moyes, seemed doomed at one point, but got 10 points in their last 5 games and now hope for rescue. Even the last place Sunderland do not despair; last round could climb out of the relegation zone with a win at Swansea, but was 0-3. Chelsea instead go flawlessly, it has 9 wins in a row in the championship, and Antonio Conte has put in motion a mechanism irresistible. Attack and defense complement and help each other, and collective efforts to Londoners is a lovely view.

Chelsea knows to close the game when the result suits

Sunderland hardly cope duels with big teams, even he managed to beat Leicester 2-1. Champion show no football last season and usually even at home, Sunderland definitely lose against the top teams. Sunderland gave the last round in Wales in vrmee Chelsea took the WBA limit 1-0. It was a match in which “blue” had good opportunities, but could not penetrate the defense of Tony Pulis and were pleased to close the game at 1-0. It’s a favorite recipe Conte, a very skilful coach.

Attention bettors! Sunderland sit well in direct duels with Chelsea

Surprisingly, not bad at Sunderland direct duels with Chelsea in recent years. In fact, in the last six matches, three times won the “Black Cats” (including the last direct duel in 2016), one match ending in a draw, 0-0. In 5 of the last 6 games scoring direct both teams, but it’s hard encouraged such a prediction given how much Chelsea’s defensive today and how unpredictable is Sunderland’s attack.
Matches goals in recent years between the two teams

However, in 14 of the last 17 direct matches they have scored at least three goals, and in 8 of the last 9 games played at home saw Sunderland winning bet “over 2.5 goals”. In addition, Chelsea scored at least two goals in each of the last three games with Sunderland. The difference in value between the two is quite high, however, and the safest bet (at odds rather small) is “over 1.5 goals in the match” @ 1.20. Bet “over 2.5 goals” has 1.57 share, rather small and not necessarily valuable, if you judge Chelsea’s pragmatic style. Defoe scored his favorites, Anichebe (Sunderland), Diego Costa and Hazard (Chelsea).

Prediction: Over 2,5 goals
Odds: 1,60