Sunderland vs Derby by Stanioooo
Well, everyone remember what bad season Sunderland had during the last season. They were so weak- finished at last position with only 24 points after 38 rounds and GD 29/69. David Moyes was replaced as a coach of the relegated team by Preston ex-coach Simon Grayson and he has a lot of work to do. A lot of players left the club, which was expected due to the relegation of Sunderland. The biggest miss is the "priceless" Jermain Defoe who joined Bournemouth. Also Fabio Borini and Victor Anichebe left the club, so it's so hard to imagine how this team will start scoring. With 29 goals during the last season and without so many strikers, Grayson will have huge problems. They signed James Vaughan and Lewis Grabban, but they will need time to adapt to the new team. They signed also the experienced winger Aiden McGeady and a few younger players.
Derby County finished at ninth position last season and this season they will want to improve their performance. The team was just below the play-off zone most of the time. Their worst period was February/March and that’s where they showed they are not ready for the big step upwards and join Premiership. Gary Rowett won’t be the happiest as he lost a few key players during the summer. Midfielders Tom Ince and Will Hughes both departed- Ince joined newly promoted Huddersfield, while Hughes joined Watford. However, the recruitment this summer has been encouraging with the likes of Curtis Davies, Andre Wisdom, and Tom Huddlestone. Tom Huddlestone's arriving in the team is maybe the best transfer so far in the Championship. The new signings in the club are expecting to continue during this month. Striker Darren Bent is out with a long term hamstring injury, and Jason Shackell is expected to miss the game having just returned from injury. There's no doubt Derby will rely on their striker Chris Martin to score tonight, supported by Weimann and Russell.
It's not a good option to look at the stats of matches between them cause the last season they played together in one division was during 2007/2008. I think the Rams have better chances for the three points tonight and it will be a low-scoring match 0:1 or 0:2. Sunderland are still not ready for the new season. It's a little bit risky bet, but I trust Derby and with the tradition Derby not to lose in their opener, while Sunderland not to win I'm much more confident in away's success.
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|Derby||Bet365||2.90||8||1-1 LOST (-8 units)|
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