Sunderland vs Plymouth Betting Tip Sunderland by a 1 Goal Margin – 19th January 2021

Sunderland can sneak the home win over the Pilgrims

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England Sunderland vs Plymouth England
19th January 1900hrs
Football – England – League One
Pick Sunderland by a 1 Goal Margin
Bookmaker Betfair
Odds: 5/2 odds taken 2012 GMT Monday, 18th January

Sunderland are still in touch with the top six in League One and they will be looking for three points at home on Tuesday to boost their cause.

They are defending a five-match unbeaten streak of form in the league at the moment. It is Plymouth who are paying a visit.

The Pilgrims have lost one of their last five league efforts and could close to within three points of Sunderland if they can come up with the three points.

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Sunderland Preview – Can the Black Cats come up with the points?

It has only been a W3 D4 L3 record that Sunderland have taken on home soil this season.

So it hasn’t been the strongest of form at the Stadium of Light and they have gone winless in their last five there.

On the weekend the Black Cats collected a 3-0 road win at AFC Wimbledon which was only their second victory in their last ten (home and away).

It has only been twice in their last ten games as well that Sunderland have managed to score more than one goal in a game.

All three home victories that they collected this season have been by a one goal margin.

A Sunderland 1-goal winning margin is at 5/2* (odds recorded 2012 GMT Monday, 18th January).

It has been an average of exactly one goal per game this season that the Black Cats have scored.

They have failed to bank themselves a clean sheet in any of their last seven home fixtures in League One.

Our betting prediction:
Sunderland 1-0 correct score

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(odds recorded 2012 GMT Monday, 18th January)


So whatever the outcome in this fixture, the probability of a low-scoring fixture does appear to be high for football betting.

Only 30% of Sunderland’s home fixtures in this campaign have gone over 2.5 goals.

Under 2.5 goals is a 4/5 option currently* (odds recorded 2012 GMT Monday, 18th January).

Sunderland have won two of their last three home games against Plymouth (L1).

While the wins have been eluding them for the large part in league action, Sunderland have lost only one of their last eleven games in all competitions.

So defeat for them doesn’t look too probable and in the match outright the Black Cats are a quote of 3/5 odds-on* (odds recorded 2012 GMT Monday, 18th January).


Plymouth Preview – Can Plymotuh find their first away win?

It is a D3 L6 record that Plymouth have taken on their league travels this season and have lost four of their last five.

So there are clear problems there for them.

But their recent form, home and away combined has improved a little bit to a W2 D2 L1 record.

That came after a six-match losing streak that they had struggled along on.

As they are still in search of their first league away win this season, a Plymouth to win option in the outfight market for football betting is at 19/4* (odds recorded 2012 GMT Monday, 18th January).

Plymouth are only wearing a goal per away game this season. But their problems have been bigger at the back.

The Pilgrims have conceded at an average of 2.3 goals per road fixture in this campaign.

There has yet to be a clean sheet earned by Plymouth away from Home Park.

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Plymouth do look to be up against it and they have been losing at the half time break in five of their road games.

In six of their nine away games, Plymouth have conceded the opening goal of a game.

With only three points earned away from home, Plymouth have by far the worst away record in league One.

Only three teams have conceded more goals than they have done as well.


Sunderland vs Plymouth Betting Advice

Sunderland boasts the joint-best defensive record in League One at the moment and we can see them getting three points.

Their home form hasn’t been spectacular this season, not by a long shot.

But the Black Cats to win by a 1 goal margin looks the way to go for us at 5/2* (odds recorded 2012 GMT Monday, 18th January).


Key Facts – Sunderland vs Plymouth Betting Tip

  • Sunderland have the joint-best defensive record in League One
  • Sunderland have won only three home games this season
  • Plymouth remain winless away from home in League One in this campaign


We are taking into consideration Sunderland’s lack of home form and the trend of their home wins all being by a 1 goal margin.

Plymouth have had a terrible time on the road this season, but their recent overall form has looked a little improved.

After a quick turnaround following the weekend’s action, we back the narrow home win.


The best betting odds for Sunderland vs Plymouth

Sunderland to win: 3/5 at Bet365
Draw: 3/1 at Bet365
Plymouth to win: 19/4 at Bet365