Bet on English Premier League Soccer – Sunderland vs Chelsea:
Chelsea lost their chance at retaining the English Premier League title several weeks ago and they don’t even have a chance at a top-six finish this season. They don’t have much to play for during the remainder of the 2015/16, but their away match in Sunderland this Saturday, May 7th is crucial for the host team. Sunderland needs as many points as possible over the last three games of the season to climb out of the relegation zone and avoid being dropped down to the second-tier English Championship League next season. Chelsea fought back from a 2-0 deficit at home at Stamford Bridge against Tottenham Hotspur to earn a 2-2 draw last Monday while Sunderland dropped a pair of points by drawing 1-1 at Stoke City. Chelsea’s draw with Spurs enabled Leicester City to win the Premier League crown.
Sunderland vs Chelsea – 5Dimes Soccer Betting Line:
- 5Dimes sportsbook currently lists Chelsea as the favorites at +156 with Sunderland +191 and a draw at +252
Sunderland vs Chelsea – Head to Head:
- The two sides met at Stamford Bridge on December 19th with Chelsea winning 3-1. Chelsea also beat Sunderland 3-1 at home last season and were held to a 0-0 draw in Sunderland. The Black Cats have won just two of their past 22 league games against the Blues with a draw and 19 defeats. However, Chelsea has just two wins in their past five encounters in all competitions along with a draw and two losses. The two teams have met 122 times in the past with Chelsea winning 59, losing 41 and drawing 22.
Sunderland currently occupies 18th place in the league with 32 points from seven wins, 11 draws and 17 losses with 40 goals scored and 58 against. The team has four victories at home along with six draws and seven defeats while scoring 17 times and conceding 18. The Black Cats have posted four clean sheets at home at the Stadium of Light and have been shut out on eight occasions. Overall, they’ve held the opposition goalless half a dozen times and have failed to score 12 times. Sunderland has a win, two defeats and three draws in their past six home encounters.
Chelsea heads into the weekend in ninth place in the 20-team league with 48 points from 12 victories, 12 draws and 11 defeats. They’ve scored 55 goals and have allowed 48 against. The Blues have seven away wins along with four draws and six losses while scoring 24 times and conceding 19. They’ve managed to shut out their opponents six times on the road and nine times overall and have been shut out themselves eight times with six of them coming on the road. Chelsea has four wins, a draw and a loss in their past six road fixtures.
Sunderland trails 17th-place Newcastle United and safety from the relegation zone by just one point with three games to go. After hosting Chelsea they’ll host Everton and then visit Watford. Sunderland has a game in hand on Newcastle, but are also just one-point ahead of 19th-place Norwich City. They’ve drawn six of their past eight matches won one of their past nine and can’t afford to drop any more points.