Sunderland vs Accrington Stanley Match Info
Date: Friday February 15 2019
Kick-off time: 7.45pm
Venue: Stadium of Light
Sunderland vs Accrington Stanley Head-To-Head Record
No previous competitive matches
Sunderland vs Accrington Stanley Stats
- Accrington Stanley have not scored a goal in the last 609 minutes of league football they have played
- They have failed to score in seven of their latest nine matches in all competitions
- All of Accrington’s last six goals have been scored by Billy Kee or Jordan Clark
Sunderland vs Accrington Stanley Match Preview
Accrington Stanley have not scored a League One goal since Boxing Day and must try to put that right against a Sunderland side who are targeting automatic promotion.
Stanley have slipped dangerously close to the relegation zone in an extremely tight bottom half of the table, although they do have games in hand such as the reverse fixture to this one which was postponed in October due to international call-ups.
That means this is the first ever competitive meeting between these clubs, with Sunderland spending only their second season in the third tier of English football.
Although they have been well out of sorts in the league, Accrington have performed well at home to two Championship clubs in the FA Cup as they won 1-0 against Ipswich and then lost by the same scoreline to Derby.
It will give them hope that they can soon reverse the decline, especially if striker Billy Kee, who scored 26 times as John Coleman’s team were promoted last season, can get back among the goals and add to his 10 in the current campaign.
Sunderland, as we predicted, drew at Oxford on Saturday – both of our recommended bets were landed at odds of 12/5 and 20/23. They were due to play again at home to Blackpool on Tuesday (result not known at the time of writing).
Before that game, the Black Cats had not been scoring many goals at home themselves but had been mainly getting the job done – and this looks like being another such example.
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