The reason for betting on Bury vs Sunderland tip
The first round of English Football Cup will be closed with one very interesting match. Bury is going to meet Sunderland in what seems to be the derby of this round.
With just one month after the friendly game between these rivals, the draw in the Cup wanted them to meet once again.
But this time there will be no friendly in this match. Stakes are just too high.
The Shakers are finally starting to catch some rhythm. After 3 straight defeats at the opening of the pre-season, they have entered a 4 game streak without losing. Furthermore, they have 3 straight wins by only one goal margin. But, victory is only what counts, no matter the result. They have opened League One campaign with a minimal win against Walsall at home. Bury played 2 of the previous games with both teams not to score. Also, 4 games out of the most recent 5 they participated were under 2.5 goals.
The Black Cats have the ambition to jump back into the English Premier League immediately. After the pre-season and the opening game of the Championship, we cannot see that this will come through. Coach Simon Grayson and his boys had 3 victories, 3 draws and 2 defeats throughout 8 games they have played. To be honest, their game on the field wasn’t impressive, even when they were winning.
But what concerns the fans is the fact that in three straight games they haven’t won. During that span they suffered a painful demolishing by the Scottish champions Celtic, 5-0. 6 games during the preseason have ended with over 2.5 goals. However, Sunderland scored only one goal in the previous 3 events. The offense is still sleeping.
Bury and Sunderland met one month ago. It was a friendly match in which the Black Cats won 3-2. Before this clash, the last one also took place in League Cup, and the hosts in this match were better and won 2-0. That match was 10 years ago.
The coaches, Lee Clark from Barry and Simon Grayson from Sunderland have encountered 6 times in their respective careers. Clark has only one victory, and on the other side, Simon Grayson has two, while three matches ended in a draw,
Prediction for Bury vs Sunderland tip
The game at Gigg Lane will be a close one. Having in mind that the teams like to play open and offensive games we think that is much wiser to play on goals.
Over 2.5 will be our first choice for this clash. SImply, if we take a look at the pre-season, it is something that seems logical. Our second one would be both teams to score. With Sunderland lacking chemistry in the backline, we think that this is probably the safest bet here.
Do avoid betting on the winner here, especially at this stage of the season, when there are many unknown factors regarding the teams.[:]