Despite losing boss Alex Neil to the Potters it has been an excellent start to life back in the Championship. After ten matches they have taken 15 points which puts them fifth in the table.
Ross Stewart is the leading scorer for the Black Cats with five goals while Jack Clarke and Ellis Simms have three each. Those two are also creators in chief with Clarke having four assists and Stewart three.
Preston have played ten times this season and on each occasion there has been under 2.5 goals. In total they have produced just seven league goals three for them and four against them.
If you look at just away fixtures in the Championship of which North-End have had four then just two goals have been scored. The Lancashire outfit have kept a clean sheet in each of their last four away games.
Sunderland vs Preston Match Stats
Backing no in the both teams to score market is the obvious play given the four Preston away games have ended 0-0, 0-1, 0-0, 0-1. This is going to be a game low on goals and chances and one or both teams not to score makes sense.
This also links into under 1.5 goals which would have paid in all four Preston road trips this season.
17 March 2018- Sunderland 0-2 Preston- Championship
30 September 2017- Preston 2-2 Sunderland- Championship
6 January 2007- Preston 1-0 Sunderland- FA Cup
30 December 2006- Sunderland 0-1 Preston- Championship
14 October 2006- Preston 4-1 Sunderland- Championship
These two sides have not met much in competitive action so it is hard to read too much into their head-to-head record. For what it is worth North-End are unbeaten in their last five meetings with the Black Cats.