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Vedran Ostojic 20 Feb 2020
  • Sunderland come into the match on the back of a three-match winning streak

  • Can they keep it up as they host Rovers on Saturday?

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League 1
Sunderland vs Bristol Rovers
15:00 – 22 Feb 2020
Odds correct at the time of writing
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Sunderland vs Bristol Rovers Score Prediction

Sunderland vs Bristol Rovers Match Info

Match date: 22nd February 2020

Kick-Off: 3:00 pm

Stadium: Stadium of Light, Sunderland

Sunderland vs Bristol Rovers Head to Head Record

Last 3 meetings:

5 Mar 2019 Bristol Rovers 0 – 2 Sunderland
23 Feb 2019 Bristol Rovers 0 – 2 Sunderland
15 Dec 2018 Sunderland 2 – 1 Bristol Rovers

Matches played: 3

Sunderland wins: 3

Bristol Rovers wins: 0

Draws: 0

Sunderland vs Bristol Rovers Stats

  • Sunderland suffered just one loss in 13 outings since mid-December
  • Bristol Rovers ended a 14-match winless streak as they beat Blackpool (2-1) last week
  • The sides met three times last term and Black Cats bagged wins on all three occasions

Sunderland vs Bristol Rovers Match Preview

Sunderland host Bristol Rovers for their Matchday 35 clash on Saturday looking to build on a three-match winning streak after beating Ipswich (1-0), Rochdale (3-0), as well as Oxford (0-1) since early February and keeping clean sheets on all three occasions. They sit 5th but have three sides breathing down their necks, which promises them very motivated to impress once again.

Black Cats sit three points behind pace-setters Rotherham and they’ve shown off as a very tough side to beat lately, only seeing Coventry (2-0 loss) interrupt a 12-match unbeaten streak since mid-December. They’ve been rock-solid at the back and based success on such displays through most part of the campaign.

Bristol Rovers have just ended a streak of 14 games without a win as they beat Blackpool (2-1), where they fell behind early on but completed a late comeback through goals from Alfie Kilgour and Josh Ginnelly. They fell well behind in a top 6 chase too and building on the points won will be crucial.

Pirates have struggled for consistency and the goalless draw at struggling Tranmere seen earlier last week was the fifth time they failed to find the net in seven games on the road. They will need more to cause an upset at Stadium of Light and we don’t see Ben Garner’s men up to the task now.

We will thus stick with Sunderland to secure the points in a narrow contest and we’ll go for a Home win to Nil, which comes at 7/5 with BetVictor and looks like the best approach to the fixture on Saturday afternoon.

We don’t really see this as a very one-sided contest, though. We expect the visitors in a good mood and trying to end the unwanted streak on the road too, which promises a strong challenge as we also go for Under 2.5 Goals FT at 17/20 with bet365.

Sunderland vs Bristol Rovers Betting Tips

Sunderland to win to Nil @ 7/5 with BetVictor

Under 2.5 Goals FT @ 17/20 with bet365

 

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    Sunderland vs Bristol Rovers Match Info Match date: 22nd February 2020 Kick-Off: 3:00 pm Stadium: Stadium of Light, Sunderland Sunderland vs Bristol Rovers Head to Head Record Last 3 meetings: 5 Mar 2019 Bristol Rovers 0 – 2 Sunderland 23 Feb 2019 Bristol Rovers 0 – 2 Sunderland 15 Dec 2018 Sunderland 2 – 1…