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Sunderland look to continue form against Fleetwood Town


Sunderland have started the season well in League One. The Black Cats disappointing relegation from the EFL Championship last season, their second in as many years, left Sunderland in disarray. Currently in the playoff places in League One, Sunderland could gain promotion at the first time of asking. It won't be an easy task for the Black Cats on Saturday, September 8th as Sunderland host top six rivals Fleetwood Town. Punters can make a wager on the fixture via 10Bet. Bettors can read a review of 10bet and get a bonus code to enjoy great betting on football.

Four matches into the League One season, Sunderland's Josh Maja leads the competition in goals scored. The 19-year-old is getting an opportunity to start for Jack Ross's team. He has taken his opportunities well and struck 40 percent of Sunderland's goals already. Fleetwood Town have a capable goal scorer of their own. Ched Evans has tallied four goals this term as well, tying him with Maja for first in League One. Evans has registered 44 percent of Fleetwood Town's goals this season.

Sunderland manager Jack Ross arrived during the summer break from St. Mirren. Ross not only won promotion to the Scottish Premiership last season, but he was awarded the PFA Scotland Manager of the Year trophy. Ross is another rising Scottish manager in the game today and was highly sought after by Championship and League One clubs during the summer. His tactics and man management have helped Sunderland excel in the opening stages of the season. Sunderland have scored seven goals in their last two matches. The team has managed over 2.5 goals per game in their last two matches. Ross has deployed a 4-2-3-1 formation this term giving the side a solid defensive base.

Fleetwood's recent wins over Rochdale and Scunthorpe have seen over 3.5 goals scored in each. New manager Joey Barton has the team playing well. The outspoken manager has Fleetwood Town scoring goals. The fixture between Sunderland and Fleetwood Town should see goals galore due to the attacking form of both sides.

In Fleetwood's recent success against Scunthorpe, the team piled on the pressure in a 20-minute period. It saw the team score four goals in that time period to all but seal the three points at stake. Fleetwood Town's recent attacking performances have set a marker for the rest of League One. Although Peterborough United and Barnsley are scoring goals, Fleetwood Town could be the most exciting club going into September.

Barton will have to contend with some fixture congestion upcoming. Fleetwood will participate in the EFL Cup second round against Leicester City. The Cod Army will fancy their chances of taking a scalp against the Premier League side. It could weaken Fleetwood Town overall by the time they travel to the Stadium of Light. Sunderland have already been knocked out of the EFL Cup having lost 2-0 to Sheffield Wednesday in the first round. Ross's team should have the physical and possibly the mental advantage by the time the fixture kicks off.