EFL Championship: Game Week 1
Stadium: Stadium of Light
Sunderland and Coventry City will be kicking off their 2022-23 campaign at Stadium of Light in game week one of the EFL Championship. Will we see the continuation of superb form from Coventry City or will Sunderland have something else on their mind?Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Sunderland had a bad preseason coming into the game. They only managed to win two out of their last six games. Their last preseason game ended in a 1-1 draw against Hartlepool. The black cats are coming to the championship after four years in League One. Daniel Ballard signed from Arsenal will be their key man to keep out the goals. They will be hoping to ride on that high and make progress towards premier league promotion this season which will be very difficult given the circumstances.
Sunderland Predicted Lineup
Anthony Patterson; Dennis Cirkin, Daniel Ballard, Danny Batth, Lynden Gooch; Elliot Embleton, Jay Matete; Jack Diamond, Luke O'Nien, Patrick Roberts; Ellis Simms
Coventry City Form
Coventry ended the last season in the 12th spot and they will be looking to do better and push for the playoff spots this season. They had a brilliant preseason in which they won all the games they played. The last game was against Portsmouth last week which they won by 2-0. Coventry City is unbeaten in the last four games played between these two sides and will be looking to add to that legacy.
Coventry City Predicted Lineup
Simon Moore; Jonathan Panzo, Michael Rose, Dominic Hyam; Jake Bidwell, Ben Sheaf, Gustavo Hamer, Todd Kane; Callum O'Hare, Kasey Palmer; Viktor Gyokeres
- Coventry City won the last two fixtures on opening day between them but on both occasions, Sunderland topped the division;
- Sunderland conceded only 7 goals in 15 games at the end of last season in all competitions.
Expert betting tips
We are expecting complete domination from Coventry city in this fixture and they will be favorites to come away with three points. The game will be entertaining with Coventry dictating the pace of the game. We are expecting less than 2.5 goals in this game as we have seen historically when these two sides have met.
- Coventry city to win for 2.59;
- Total Under 2.5 for 1.775;
- Both Teams To Score - No for 1.94