Sunderland v Leicester City tips: More pressure on Moyes at Stadium of Light
Sunderland are rooted to the foot of the Premier League table. This situation won't be changing on Saturday afternoon
December 2nd, 2016
To be completely fair on the Black Cats they have tried their very best in recent matches. David Moyes’ men grabbed themselves a valuable draw against West Brom a couple of months ago and only lost by an unfortunate injury-time goal at West Ham just a few weeks later. A 4-1 thrashing against the Gunners was only to be expected but the manner in which Sunderland bounced back to record hard-fought wins over Bournemouth and Hull City suggested that better things could be just around the corner for the Wearside outfit.
At least that’s what some pundits thought. But not too many. We’re in the latter group in that we believe that the Black cats will struggle along, eventually find the going too tough and consign themselves finally to life in the Championship. Perhaps it’s too early to say this with any certainty although whilst Sunderland may be confident of managing something from the visit of underachieving Leicester City, we’re far from optimistic about the home side’s chances of even managing a single point on Saturday afternoon.
Leicester City are far removed from the title-winning side of 2015/16 and there are whispers in some corners of the King Power Stadium that relegation may be a distinct possibility. Clearly this is possible, however there is much of the season left to play and the Foxes will doubtless be thankful that this weekend’s fixture presents them with an ideal opportunity to boost their points total ahead of the festive period.
As for the home side, they were starting to adopt a more attacking approach and this was paying dividends, however they reverted to form at Anfield last weekend where their defensive display was never going to keep out high-flying Liverpool. Will the Black Cats show some fight this weekend or will they continue in a similar vein? Perhaps it will be a bit of both, however with Leicester City likely to be on the offensive from the off, we cannot see the hosts getting anything from this match apart from a possible consolation goal.