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Sunderland welcome Shrewsbury to the Stadium of Light in League One on Saturday. The Black Cats continue their playoff hunt with a test against the Shrews. Read our free predictions and find the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.
Sunderland vs Shrewsbury – Free Betting Tips & Predictions
Sunderland have won four of their last five assignments in League One ahead of their clash with Shrewsbury. Read our top three predictions for this week’s fixture below.
- Match Result – Sunderland to Win @ 8/11 (1.73)
- Team Goals – Over 1.5 Sunderland Team Goals @ 1/1 (2.0)
- First Team to Score – Sunderland @ 3/5 (1.6)
These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.
Sunderland to Win
Sunderland have claimed 13 points from the last 15 on offer in League One, strengthening their playoff bid in the process and the in-form Black Cats can keep the positive results coming at Shrewsbury’s expense on Friday. The Shrews have dropped points in seven of their last nine matches on the road and their nasty habit for coming unstuck on their travels means they are worth opposing again in the north east.
Over 1.5 Sunderland Team Goals
Red-hot Sunderland scored twice at Oxford in their last league outing and that was the third time in five third tier fixtures where the promotion hopefuls found the net more than twice. The hosts have the bit between their teeth as they aim to land a top six finish in the division and they look a solid bet to bag over 1.5 goals again when they take on poor travellers Shrewsbury on Friday.
Sunderland to Score First
Sunderland have been quick out of the traps in recent assignments and the Black Cats have scored the game’s first goal in three of their last four fixtures. The club’s managerial duo, Mike Dodds and Alex Neil, will want a similarly rapid start from their players when a fragile-looking Shrewsbury visit the Stadium of Light and the hosts are available at an interesting price to bury the game’s first strike again.
Sunderland vs Shrewsbury Match Preview and Team News
Lee Burge, Aiden McGeady and Niall Huggins are all in the treatment room for Sunderland and all three players could miss out again on Friday. Last weekend’s 2-1 win at playoff rivals Oxford felt like a significant result for the Black Cats, who look ready to finish the campaign strongly.
Ethan Ebanks-Landell is considered doubtful for Shrewsbury this week, while midfielder David Davis is a confirmed injury absentee. Town held Ipswich to a 1-1 draw at home last weekend, though their results on the road remain dismal. The Shews have won only three of their 21 away fixtures in League One overall this season.
Top Betting Odds and Stats for Sunderland vs Shrewsbury
Find our list of the top stats for Friday’s game below alongside a tool to help you pick the best odds.
Sunderland vs Shrewsbury Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions
Who is Shrewsbury’s manager?
Steve Cotterill is the current Shrewsbury manager.
What time does this fixture kick off?
The game is scheduled to start at 16:00 CET (GMT +1).
Which club is favourite to win on Friday?
Sunderland have been priced as odds-on favourites to beat Shrewsbury on Friday.