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Preview: Stoke City vs. Sunderland - predictions, team news, line-ups

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Sports Mole previews Saturday’s championship clash between Stoke City and Sunderland, including predictions, team news and expected line-ups.

Sunderland Heading to the bet365 stadium, they are trying to recover from a mid-week loss to Sheffield United. stoke city Saturday.

Meanwhile, the hosts will try to build on a 2-2 draw against Middlesbrough. D’Margio Lite-Philips.

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Stoke started the new championship season in a dominant fashion with four points in many games.

Despite being early in the campaign, one win from their first four league games put the Potters in 18th place ahead of Saturday’s contest.

After losing to Millwall on the first day, a 2-0 win at home to Blackpool, since that win Stoke have lost in the first round of the EFL Cup on penalties to Morecambe and 3-1 to Huddersfield Town. , drew 2-2 with Middlesbrough.

They would have at least had confidence in how they scored points from Middlesbrough at midweek.

While this season has one win and one loss, Michael O’Nealare looking to extend their home league unbeaten streak to five games over the weekend.

Sunderland manager Alex Neal responds on 26 April 2022© Reuters

Like the hosts, Sunderland have only won one game this season, but are happy with five points from their opening four league games after winning promotion from League One last season.

Four of those points came in the first two games, and the Black Cats are winless in their last three games in all competitions.

After losing 2-0 to Sheffield Wednesday in the EFL Cup, they drew 2-2 at Queens Park Rangers before losing their first championship of the season on Wednesday.

goals from Anel Ahmedzic When Max Lowe Helped Sheffield United win Alex NealDespite being 2-1 on the side of Linden Gooch Scored a goal in the 55th minute.

Gooch’s late effort saw Sunderland score in every league game this season. They are looking to continue their goalscoring form when they face Stoke City on Saturday.

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Harry Suter of Stoke City against Jordan Hagill of West Bromwich Albion on 1 October 2021© Reuters

Stoke is without service Harry Clarke, Nick Powell When Harry Suterhas all been absent due to injury problems.

Tarike Foss The Brentford loaner is expected to maintain his place in the starting line-up after making his debut for the Potters on Tuesday.

After coming off the bench to score a late equalizer against Middlesbrough, Wright-Phillips could be rewarded with a starting place.

As for visitors, they cannot be called Daniel Ballardis currently out due to an ankle injury.

Dan Neal were sent off against Sheffield United, resulting in the midfielder missing Saturday’s game due to suspension. Jay Matete Expect a substitute in his 20s.

Alex Neal plans to continue Ross Stewart When Ellis Sims as his forward pair, Alex Pritchard Works just behind the front two.

Stoke City starters:
Brusik; Wilmot, Jagielka, Taylor. Foss, Baker, Clucas, Smallbone, Thompson.Brown, Wright Phillips

Sunderland’s possible starting line-up:
Paterson; Onyen, Butt, and Sarkin. Gooch, Matete, Embleton, Clark.Pritchard; Stewart Sims

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Stoke City 1-1 Sunderland.

Stoke have only picked up four points this season, but they are unbeaten in their last four home league games and believe a draw with Sunderland will help them build on that momentum.

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