Clean sheets are hard to come by for these sides so expect goals at the Stadium Of Light.
Sunderland v Leicester - Saturday 15:00
Sunderland’s mini revival (where they registered consecutive victories over Bournemouth and Hull) came to an abrupt end last week as they were beaten by two late goals from Liverpool. Anfield is a tough place to go at the moment, but following Swansea’s thrilling victory over Palace, David Moyes’ side slid back to the foot of the table.
Leicester displayed the fighting spirit of last season to battle their way to a point at the King Power Stadium last weekend, Islam Slimani’s injury time penalty salvaging something from the game after Alvaro Negredo looked to have won it for the visitors with a timely brace. Leicester were lucky in truth, with their first goal coming from a dubious penalty decision. They may have powered through their Champions League group with ease, but in the Premier League it’s just one win in eight and five defeats from six winless matches on the road this term.
Both teams have scored in each of Leicester’s last five and they’ve scored exactly one goal in seven of their last eight road trips. With Sunderland having kept only a single clean sheet in their last 14 matches Leicester might hope to score two or three this time and we like the look of Over 2.5 goals. There have been at least three goals in nine of Leicester’s last 11, and the same in seven of Sunderland’s last eight at the Stadium Of Light.