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Port Vale vs Sunderland Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips (10/08/21)

As big ties go for this stage of the cup, Port Vale have landed a big one in Sunderland even if there is only a league between them. Can Port Vale find a way to win? Find out with our Port Vale vs Sunderland match preview here along with the predictions and free tips we mention along the way.

Port Vale vs Sunderland: Our picks

Check out our match predictions for the big game.

These odds from Betfred were correct at the time of writing. Check your betslip before confirming.

Sunderland to do what’s expected of them

There is no denying it. Sunderland are expected to win this match and the betting odds reflect that albeit perhaps not quite as strongly as you’d think. It’s that reason that we’re backing Sunderland to win the match; they should see off Port Vale inside 90 minutes and the odds offer value. Obviously, Sunderland are one of the big hitters in League One whilst Port Vale are a League Two side but the form of both teams show this should be an away win. Sunderland are unbeaten in seven whilst Port Vale have lost five of their past seven matches.

Sunderland to win with a comfort buffer

Our first prediction backs Sunderland to win and our second backs them to win the game well. Port Vale have lost seven of their last 10 matches but their combined score across those 10 matches is only 14-10 meaning they’re not getting pumped every week hence we’re using the -1 handicap rather than anything stronger. The last five head to head games between these sides have seen Sunderland win with a two goal margin four times; one of those instances was earlier in 2021 too.

A 2-0 win

Giving tips on the correct score market is a bit risky but the odds can be a huge attraction. For this match Port Vale vs Sunderland we’re suggesting a 2-0 Sunderland win. Sunderland have recorded two clean sheets in their last four matches for one thing but, more importantly, Port Vale have blanked in six of their last seven losses. When you consider the strength of Sunderland compared to some of the teams Port Vale have failed to net against and you can almost hang your hat on a ‘nil’. The question then becomes ‘why two for Sunderland’. That’s what they’ve netted in their last two outings and their last four h2h’s with Port Vale.

Odds and Stats for Port Vale vs Sunderland

England EFL Cup
Port Vale
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Sunderland
August 10, 2021
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Port Vale vs Sunderland

icon Head to Head

10/08/21
EFL Cup
Port Vale
Port Vale
1 - 2
Sunderland
Sunderland
12/01/21
EET
Sunderland
Sunderland
2 - 0
Port Vale
Port Vale
11/11/18
FA Cup
Port Vale
Port Vale
1 - 2
Sunderland
Sunderland

Port Vale

Last 5

11/09/21
EL2
Swindon
Swindon
1 - 2
Port Vale
Port Vale
04/09/21
EL2
Port Vale
Port Vale
2 - 3
Rochdale
Rochdale
31/08/21
EET
Bolton
Bolton
3 - 2
Port Vale
Port Vale
28/08/21
EL2
Forest Green
Forest Green
0 - 2
Port Vale
Port Vale
21/08/21
EL2
Stevenage
Stevenage
1 - 1
Port Vale
Port Vale

Sunderland

Last 5

11/09/21
League 1
Sunderland
Sunderland
2 - 1
Accrington Stanley
Accrington Stanley
28/08/21
League 1
Sunderland
Sunderland
3 - 1
Wycombe
Wycombe
24/08/21
EFL Cup
Blackpool
Blackpool
2 - 3
Sunderland
Sunderland
21/08/21
League 1
Sunderland
Sunderland
1 - 0
AFC Wimbledon
AFC Wimbledon
17/08/21
League 1
Burton Albion
Burton Albion
1 - 0
Sunderland
Sunderland

Port Vale vs Sunderland: The Black Cats to purr

Port Vale

Port Vale got their season off and running with a defeat to Northampton on Saturday. It epitomised their pre-season campaign really, which was all very run of the mill without much to excite their fans or neutrals. To beat Sunderland, they’ll need a big defensive performance; can centre back Aaron Martin help to inspire one?

Sunderland

Let’s not pretend Sunderland care about this match for the larger scope of their season. They don’t. If they were to get knocked out it would just mean they could pour their efforts into winning promotion out of League One. They won’t be planning on losing on purpose though and seven matches unbeaten in proof that they don’t like losing games. The key player to watch is perhaps Will Grigg; we anticipate he’ll be getting his debut from the start.

Final questions for Port Vale vs Sunderland

Port Vale vs Sunderland Prediction

  • Where is the game being played? Vale Park
  • When is kick off? 19:45 GMT
  • Who won the last meeting between these teams? Sunderland