Preview: Sunderland AFC vs Gillingham FC – Can the Black Cats keep their momentum going?

Sunderland are set to host Gillingham FC tomorrow afternoon in their League One clash on Wearside, somewhere they have been proven difficult to beat.

In the five meetings, Sunderland has walked home victorious twice while they have also seen three draws on home turf. 

At the same time, the Black Cats have been able to starve Gillingham of a victory at the Stadium of Light. 

Statistically, Sunderland are the stronger team at home against the visitors with 10 goals to their name, whereas Gillingham only have seven.

But don’t count the visitors out as they have put up a fight in the past. 

In their most recent game, back in March 2020, the game ended in a 2-2 draw. 

The Black Cats are currently sat seventh in the table, one point outside the play-off positions, with 39 points to their name this season – just behind Charlton Athletic on 40 points. 

The new manager, Lee Johnson, currently has six wins out of 11 games under his belt. 

The Wearside squad are currently on a three game streak of wins after they secured a 1-0 victory at Ipswich on Tuesday. 

Sunderland are seemingly difficult to beat at home this season with only four to their name at the Stadium of Light. 

If they can keep up their momentum, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the Black Cats walk home with the maximum three points.

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