Northampton vs Sunderland Betting Tip Sunderland to win to nil – 2nd January 2021

Black Cats can secure a narrow away win at Northampton

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England Northampton vs Sunderland England
2nd January 1500hrs
Football – England – League One
Pick Draw
Bookmaker William Hill
Odds: 11/8 odds taken 00:35 GMT Friday, 31st December

Northampton managed to shrug off a dismal run of form with a home midweek success over Gillingham.

Their home record though against the stronger teams in the division is not great this season, however.

Sunderland have not been in super hot winning form recently, but have still been a tough side to get the better of.

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Northampton Preview – Can Northampton score a big three points?

There was a midweek win at home for Northampton over Gillingham. They badly needed that result as well.

It closed off a four-match winning streak that they have fallen into.

During those four defeats they had conceded an average of three goals per fixture so were really going through it.

They are a quote of 9/2 to get the win on the board on Saturday* (odds recorded 00:35 GMT Friday, 31st December).

It has been a W3 D2 L6 record that Northampton have recorded this season in League One.

The midweek win over Gillingham saw them avoid losing three straight home games.

Northampton have had problems putting the ball in the back of the net this season.

They have tallied only eight goals in eleven home fixtures.

Northampton’s home record needs closer examination as there is a big trend in how the results for them have gone.

Our betting prediction:
Sunderland 1-0 Correct Score

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(odds recorded 00:35 GMT Friday, 31st December)


Their home struggles have come against teams who are in the top half of the table.

Of the seven games that Northampton have played at home against teams currently in the top half, they have lost six.

In none of those six losses did they manage to get a goal on the board either.

Sunderland to win to nil is 7/4 option for this game, considering that home record of Northampton* (odds recorded 00:35 GMT Friday, 31st December).


Sunderland Preview – Will Sunderland bag the points?

Sunderland are undefeated in their League One travels this season, so that puts them in good stead to at least avoid defeat.

The Black Cats are W4 D4 on the road for the season and they are a quote of 4/7 odds to get the win on weekend* (odds recorded 00:35 GMT Friday, 31st December).

Home and away the recent form of Sunderland has not been great in terms of picking up wins.

Sunderland have won only one of their last seven league fixtures now (D4 L2).

As a positive, that lone win in the sequence happened in their last away game, a resounding 4-0 success at current leaders Lincoln.

Sunderland have scored at an average rate of 1.75 goals per away game this season.

Defensively they have been extremely sound as well as they have conceded an average of just 0.5 goals per away game.

So for football betting, they do look somewhat of a sound option to go and claim a clean sheet in the fixture.

They have taken a clean sheet in 62% of their away fixtures.

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Sunderland have claimed all four of their away wins this season by a margin of at least two goals.

They have also hit the back of the net in each of their last six League One fixtures away from the Stadium of Light.

So even though recent victories in their current form have been evading them, we think that they look a good option for Saturday.

This will be the first meeting between the two in league action since 1988.


Northampton vs Sunderland Betting Advice

The home form of Northampton this season against the stronger teams in the division has been dismal.

They don’t look to be reliable enough to really get anything out of this contest and Saturday.

With a lack of scoring threat from them, a Sunderland to win to nil option is at 7/4* (odds recorded 00:35 GMT Friday, 31st December).


Key Facts – Northampton vs Sunderland Betting Tip

  • Northampton average under a goal per league game this season
  • Northampton have lost all but one home game this season against top-ten teams
  • Sunderland have won only one of their last seven fixtures


Sunderland have been scoring consistently on their travels and we think that they can get across the line and land the three points.

This will be the first game since December 15th and because of that lack of action, we’d back a narrow away win.

A Sunderland 1-0 correct score is at 6/1* (odds recorded 00:35 GMT Friday, 31st December).


The best betting odds for Northampton vs Sunderland

Northampton to win: 4/1 at Bet365
Draw: 7/2 at Bet365
Sunderland to win: 4/7 at Bet365