Sunderland vs Blackburn Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 26/12/2022
* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change
Sunderland and Blackburn collide at the Stadium of Light in the Championship on Monday, December 26th. Can the Black Cats strengthen their playoff push with a win against high-flying Rovers? Read our free predictions and find the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.
Sunderland vs Blackburn – Free Betting Tips & Predictions
Blackburn can move closer to the automatic promotion berths if they can extract three points 1x2 soccer tips from their mission in the north east against Sunderland on Monday. Read our top predictions for this week’s fixture below.
Blackburn Double Chance
Blackburn gave their automatic promotion hopes a huge boost last weekend when they recorded a fine 2-0 win over rivals Norwich City at Carrow Road and the confidence Rovers would have gained from their success against the Canaries should make them menacing opponents for Sunderland on Boxing Day. The Black Cats have taken just one point from two games since the campaign’s resumption and Blackburn look under-priced in the double chance market against their lacklustre hosts.
Both Teams to Score
Despite failing to win on both occasions, Sunderland managed to find the net against WBA and Hull in their first Championship fixtures back in the saddle following the mid-season pause. Indeed, the Black Cats have failed to notch just once in their last eight league assignments overall and bettors should expect them to register against Rovers on Monday. Blackburn rattled the net twice when they beat Sunderland in October and they carry enough threat to pick the same defence apart this week. With those factors aligned, we recommend a stake on both teams to free soccer tips score in this one.
Top Betting Odds and Stats for Sunderland vs Blackburn
Check out our selection of the best stats for Monday’s game below alongside a tool to help you choose the juiciest odds.
Sunderland vs Blackburn Team News & Injuries
Read all of the latest injury updates and team news for Monday’s Championship bout between Sunderland and Blackburn below.
Sunderland Predicted Lineup
Sunderland have no fresh injuries to report this week, though midfielder Elliot Embleton is suspended following his dismissal at Hull last weekend and the 23-year-old cannot play on Monday. Patrick Roberts could replace Embleton in the starting XI against Blackburn.
Predicted Lineup for Sunderland: Patterson – Gooch, O'Nien, Batth, Alese – Evans, Neil – Diallo, Roberts, Clarke – Simms
Blackburn Predicted Lineup
Defender Callum Brittain is working his way back from an MCL injury, though he won't be available again until February at the earliest. Sam Barnes is still missing in midfield for Rovers while Jack Vale's calf injury is keeping him out of contention in the final third.
Predicted Lineup for Blackburn: Kaminski – Ayala, Hyam, Pickering – Rankin-Costello, Morton, Buckley, Dack – Dolan, Brereton, Gallagher
Player to Watch – Amad Diallo
It took him some time to settle, but diminutive Ivorian winger Amad Diallo is starting to blossom on his loan spell with Sunderland from Man Utd. The 20-year-old has rattled the net five times in his last eight Championship appearances for the Black Cats and his ability to part a defence with a pass has been just as impressive as his finishing in recent weeks.
Official lineups are usually released Series Soccer Tips approximately one hour before kick-off.
Sunderland vs Blackburn Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions
Who is Norwich’s manager?
Former Aston Villa boss, Dean Smith, is currently in charge of Norwich City.
What time does this fixture kick off?
The game is scheduled to start at 12:30 BST.
Is this fixture being shown live on TV?
Viewers in the UK can watch Sunderland vs Blackburn live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football.