Premier League Preview for Crystal Palace v Sunderland along with Predictions for every result in the EPL. Follow up each match with results and video highlights posted later in the week.
The newly promoted Crystal Palace has started out the season with back to back losses. In last weekend’s match they opened the scoring with Marouane Chamakh scoring his first goal in over 700 minutes of playing time. However, they were unable to hold onto that lead and ended up with a 2-1 loss to Stoke City.
If they plan to stay in the Premier League they will need to tighten up their defense and keep from losing matches like that one.
Sunderland, meanwhile, are hopeful of avoiding a relegation battle and finishing comfortably around the middle of the table. If they want to keep those hopes alive this is one of those matches they need to target for, at the very least, a draw. So far they have managed only one goal, and that coming from a defender on a corner. The Black Cats need to get more out of their strikers.
My prediction for Saturday’s late match, being shown on NBC, is a draw. Either team could come away with a win, but as it stands now, both teams have scored one goal in two matches and it could be a difficult season for them both.
Form: Crystal Palace (L, L) Sunderland (L, D)
Prediction: Crystal Palace 1 – 1 Sunderland