Sunderland v Swansea City tips – More misery for the Black Cats
Dick Advocaat may wish he'd just gone home
August 21st, 2015
Perhaps the long-suffering Sunderland fans had high hopes for the new season. If so, they have already been well and truly dashed after just two games. With two defeats and seven goals conceded already, can the Black Cats bounce back in dramatic style and clinch the points against a Swansea City side who are unbeaten as yet?
The answer is a resounding ‘No’.
It has been an utterly miserable start for Sunderland, the side sitting bottom of the Premier League table after two successive defeats. They began their campaign with a 4-2 defeat to Leicester City and worse was to follow with a 3-1 loss to newly-promoted Norwich City, a chorus of boos at the end perhaps prompting boss Dick Advocaat to reconsider whether or not he made the correct decision in staying on Wearside.
Following the defeat to Norwich, Advocaat called a meeting with all his players in order to find a solution to their obvious problems on the pitch, although whether this will result in an improved performance against the Swans is very much in doubt.
Indeed, Swansea will be a happy bunch following their impressive start to the season. A tough opening assignment at Stamford Bridge saw the south Wales side force reigning champions Chelsea to a draw and this was followed up with an excellent 2-0 win over a hapless Newcastle United side last weekend, Andrew Ayew and Bafetimbi Gomis both scoring for the second consecutive match.
The Swans finished the last campaign in a creditable eighth place and an improvement upon this looks to be a realistic aim for boss Gary Monk. A win against Sunderland on Saturday will take Monk a step further towards this goal.
The hosts may prove tighter at the back than in their previous two outings, however we feel that the visitors will possess too much quality and will clinch the three points with relative ease against a Sunderland side which is looking doomed already.
Cue more boos…
Swansea City win-to-nil – Sky Bet 5/2
Next Premier League manager to leave, Dick Advocaat – William Hill 11/10