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Sunderland visit Home Park on Saturday for the Championship tie with home team Plymouth Argyle.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Plymouth Argyle v Sunderland can be seen below - plus the latest match odds.
Plymouth Argyle will be looking to improve on their last outing here after a 2-1 Championship losing effort in their last game against Leeds United.
In that match, Plymouth Argyle managed 40% possession and 9 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Plymouth Argyle was Ben Waine (84'). At the other end, Leeds United had 14 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. Daniel James (21') and Joël Piroe (28') scored for Leeds United.
At least three goals per game have been seen in 5 of the past 6 fixtures where Plymouth Argyle have been involved. Opposing sides scored 11 of them in these games whereas Plymouth Argyle totted up 10.
A look at their previous results shows us that Plymouth Argyle:
- have not emerged victorious against Sunderland in their last 3 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their previous 2 home league matches.
Sunderland come into this meeting following on from a 3-1 Championship win over Birmingham City in their most recent fixture.
In that match, Sunderland had 60% possession and 22 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. For Sunderland, the goalscorers were Jobe Bellingham (17') and Adil Aouchiche (76'). For their opponents, Birmingham City got 16 attempts at goal with 7 on target. Koji Miyoshi (30') and Dion Sanderson (57' Own goal) scored for Birmingham City.
The stats don’t lie, and Sunderland have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, conceding 9 goals overall. At the back, Sunderland have not been doing too well. We will find out if that trend will end up being continued on in this game.
Taking a look at their past results, Sunderland:
- haven't been defeated by Plymouth Argyle when they have played them away from home in the previous 4 matches in the league. A very good run of results for them.
- are without a win away from home in their last 3 league matches.
Head to head
A look at their prior head to head clashes going back to 03/11/2018 shows us that Plymouth Argyle have won 1 of them and Sunderland 4, with the tally of drawn results being 1.
A combined total of 14 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 4 of them from The Pilgrims and 10 being from The Black Cats. That’s an average goals per game of 2.33.
Team News: Plymouth Argyle
The Plymouth Argyle manager Steven Schumacher will be happy not to have any fitness concerns at all ahead of this clash owing to a fully injury-free squad available to select from.
Team News: Sunderland
Sunderland manager Tony Mowbray has to choose a team with limited availability. Jay Matete (Knee surgery), Corry Evans (Cruciate ligament injury) and Bradley Dack (Thigh problems) won’t be making appearances.
We’re thinking that Plymouth Argyle will manage to get a goal against this Sunderland outfit, however a single goal might not quite be as many as the goals that they could concede.
Our tip is for a narrow 1-2 winning score for Sunderland when the referee blows the final whistle. Should be a good one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Home Park (17,900)
Captain: Joe Edwards
Chairman: Simon Hallett
Manager: Steven Schumacher
Competitions: Championship position 19
⭐ Star Player: Finn Azaz
Regularly playing in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Finn Azaz was born in Westminster, England. After having played his first senior match for Plymouth Argyle in the 2022 - 2023 season, the accomplished Midfielder has got 3 league goals in this Championship 2023 - 2024 campaign to date in a total of 16 appearances.