Sunderland vs Crewe Prediction, Odds and Free Betting Tips (12/03/2022)

Sunderland host Crewe at the Stadium of Light in League One on Saturday. The Black Cats are favourites to claim maximum points when they play the division’s bottom club. Read our free predictions and find the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.

Sunderland vs Crewe – Free Betting Tips & Predictions

Sunderland need a win to keep their playoff charge on track when they welcome Crewe to the north east. Read our top three predictions for this weekend’s fixture below.

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

Sunderland -1.0 Goal Handicap

Sunderland are best avoided in the match result markets this weekend, though better value can be found by backing the Black Cats in the -1.0 handicap stakes. Their opponents, Crewe, are bottom of the league and Alexandra conceded six times in their last two League One fixtures combined. Sunderland put four goals without reply past Crewe in the reverse fixtures, so expect a similar outcome on Saturday.

Over 2.5 Goals

Promotion-chasing Sunderland scored three goals in two of their last three League One assignments, while Crewe conceded three in each of their last two matches in the division. The Black Cats tore Crewe to shreds (4-0) when the teams last met before Christmas and another comfortable victory – with plenty of action in the final third – is on the cards on Saturday. With that considered, backing over 2.5 goals to hit the net appeals at the prices on offer.

Ross Stewart to Score Anytime

Sunderland’s Ross Stewart is out on his own as League One’s leading marksman this term and having already plundered an impressive 22 goals in the competition this term, the 25-year-old is one to watch again on Saturday. Crewe have one of the third tier’s leakiest defence and Stewart could be an excellent bet in the anytime scorers stake against the same porous rearguard.

Sunderland vs Crewe Match Preview and Team News


Alex Pritchard, Lee Burge, Luke O’Nien, Aidan McGeady and Niall Huggins could all be out for Sunderland on Saturday, as could Danny Batth. Sunderland marched on with a 3-1 win over Fleetwood on Tuesday evening and the Black Cats could climb from fifth to fourth spot with the right results this weekend.


Crewe could be without Billy Sass-Davies, Tariq Uwakwe, Zac Williams, Nathan Woodthorpe, Ben Knight, Mikael Mandron and Rio Adebisi for their trip to the north east. Scott Kashket and Ryan Alebiosu missed Tuesday’s 3-1 reverse at home to Portsmouth and both players could be absent again on Saturday.

Top Betting Odds and Stats for Sunderland vs Crewe

View our rundown of the top stats for Saturday’s game below alongside a tool to help you pick the best odds.

Sunderland vs Crewe Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions

Sunderland vs Crewe prediction

Can either team win the title this season?

Neither team is in the running to lift the League One title this season

What time does this fixture kick off?

The game is scheduled to start at 16:00 CET (GMT +1).

Who is Sunderland’s leading scorer this season?

With 22 goals so far, Ross Stewart is Sunderland’s leading scorer in League One this term.

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Simon Winter

Simon Winter is an Irish sports and betting writer with 10+ years in the game. His main passion is football and he is a Manchester United and Wexford FC supporter.