|On Saturday, 14th April at 16:00 (CET), Sunderland AFC will host Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Stadium of Light for the English Premier League 34th Round. Wolves are all but a certainty for relegation this season and the home side will try to rack up another win in front of their fans.
Sunderland's 4-0 defeat to Manchester City this midweek was uncharacteristic of a side that has been transformed by Martin O'Neill's organized tactics. Perhaps it is a testament more to City's desire than Sunderland's gameplay as many of the goals, especially the first by Aguero, were top quality. The Black Cats are in 11th place and would like to finish in the top half of the table. A win over Wolves is the perfect opportunity to get one over those teams who are just 1 point ahead.
Terry Connor has been unable to curb the stream of losses that is plaguing Wolverhampton and their fans this year. They have lost seven in a row and eleven out of fourteen in all league matches for 2012. Last match was a 0-3 home defeat to Arsenal in which the Gunners ran rampant over the home ground. Next season in the championship seems inevitable and is sure to be a rebuilding year. Against Sunderland, Wolves will only be playing for pride but even that may not be enough.
Sunderland AFC - Wolverhampton Wanderers
English Premier League, Round 34
Date: 14.April.2011 - 16:00 CET
Stadium: Stadium of Light - Sunderland
Referee: Neil Swarbrick
Defenders: Bardsley, Turner, Colback, Kilgallon
Midfielders: Larsson, Gardner, Cattermole, McClean
Forwards: Bendtner, Sessegnon
Manager: Martin O'Neill
Injured: Bramble, Brown
Defenders: Zubar, Stearman, Ward, Berra
Midfielders: Jarvis, Edwards, Henry, Kightly
Forwards: Doyle, Fletcher
Manager: Terry Connor
Injured: Hunt, Craddock, O'Hara
Wolverhampton has won the last three meetings in this fixture but Sunderland are level in terms of overall wins. Light showers are expected Saturday afternoon in Sunderland with temperatures around 7° C.
Last Meeting: 04.12.2011, Wolverhampton - Sunderland 2:1
Wins Sunderland: 30
Wins Wolverhampton: 29
|Recent performance (W - Win, D - Draw, L - Lose)
Wolves appear to have lost hope while Sunderland can still climb the table.Tip: Sunderland to Win (1x2)
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