Sunderland vs Burnley by Neuro
Sunderland comes from a 0-0 draw against Fulham in a game where they played with ten men from 66th minute but they were the team that had the two best opportunities to win the match, also Jermain Defoe made his debut. The bad news for Sunderland are coming from their crowd, as the stadium of light was again half full and the fewer tickets for one more match have started to make great sensation.
In the last league game Sunderland lost 2-1 to Tottenham in London and they are now just one point above relegation zone. Sunderland achieved only 19 goals so far, so they have the second worst attack in the Premier League after Aston Villa. Moreover, they have just one win (away to Newcastle) in the last twelve games. Midfielder Jack Rodwell (14 games, 4 goals) is suspended, while midfielder Liam Bridcutt (10 games) returns from suspension, the same goes on for defensive midfielder Lee Cattermole (18 games, 1 goal), defender Wes Brown (18 games) and right winger Adam Johnson (19 games, 4 goals). Practically no big problems for Sunderland.
Burnley managed to lose the game against Crystal Palace (2:3) although they were leading with 2:0 early to the game. They created the best conditions to reach the victory early on but eventually they accepted three goals, with the last goal of the game in 87th minute. This was the second consecutive defeat after the 4-2 against Tottenham in London for the cup, where again they were up 0:2 in the 7th minute.
Both teams have scored to their last six games, and five of them finished with over 2.5 goals. Away to Sunderland they have to win since 1972. Coach Sean Dycht used the same eleven for eight consecutive matches, and he is going to do it again for the ninth time. Left back Stephen Ward (7 games), defender Kevin Long (1 game) and left midfielder Matthew Taylor (3 games) are out of action due to injuries.
Sunderland needs to win this game for a couple of reasons, but Burnley won't stay back. They didn't stayed back to much difficult games, although their defense is leaking seriously, and in my opinion we should see more than two goals here.