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Score Predictions: Will Sunderland come out on top against Wycombe Wanderers?

It’s an early clash against a potential rival for promotion and once again we try and call result - let us know what you think!

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Last time out...

Phil, Jack and Martin all collected a point for our win at Blackpool in midweek but nobody called the goal-fest and nobody contemplated an Aiden O’Brien hattrick.


Current standings...


How the points are awarded...

Just a quick reminder on how we allocate points to our match-by-match predictions:

  • Correct score = 3 points
  • Correct outcome (but not correct score) = 1 point
  • Correct first Sunderland goalscorer = 1 point
  • Possible deductions for being lazy and not submitting = to be decided

We also have our League One predictions here that went out on the site before the season began. We’ll keep an eye on these as we go along because at the end of the season, this will come back into play when each correctly placed side adds five points to that person’s tally.


This week’s predictions...


Explain yourself...

Phil Butler says...

Sunderland 4-0 Wycombe Wanderers

Sunderland’s first goalscorer: Dan Neil

Well well well, if it isn't Aiden O'Brien scoring a hat trick just to let us know we haven't a clue what we're doing in this game. Since Sunderland are now the new entertainers I'll put for a repeat of the last time these two sides met with, just like on that occasion, an academy product bagging his first league goal for the club.


Malcolm Dugdale says...

Sunderland 2-1 Wycombe Wanderers

Sunderland’s first goalscorer: Aiden McGeady

I fancy the lads to get back to winning 2-1, as I quite fancy us getting a couple or more, but our defence is still settling in so we may not keep Wycombe out.

McGeady has had a patchy start but is our main penalty man, and with the way we now attack a penalty has a good chance of coming up from the movement of big Ross and others. Be interesting to see if the other Aiden gets an opportunity after O’Brien’s match ball winning performance at Blackpool.

I’d like Patterson to get another shot in nets as he deserves it after some of the work he’s done of late, and if Vito really is on the way he should grab all the experience he can.

Another who deserves a starting place is Dan Neil who is almost undroppable at the moment, and will carve Wycombe apart with a bit of luck. He really is something else, I just hope he can stay fit and we don’t lose him to higher leagues.

Three points is the main thing, especially while playing those around or just above us, so let’s hope that is the outcome, as we could top the table if things go our way

Milton Keynes Dons v Sunderland - Sky Bet League One
Is Aiden McGeady due a goal today?
Photo by Ian Horrocks/Sunderland AFC via Getty Images

Matthew Foster says...

Sunderland 2-1 AFC Wimbledon

Sunderland’s first goalscorer: Ross Stewart

Well I wasn't expecting that on Tuesday, but I'm certainly not complaining! Wycombe for me will be the biggest test so far, having had a very good start to their return to League One.

Whilst looking like Frank Gallagher from Shameless, Gareth Ainsworth is a good manager and I expect them to do decently this season. However, confidence is brimming on Wearside though, and there's a different feel to home matches now we have around 30,000 roaring us on.

By the skin of our teeth I think we'll win today, but I suspect we'll be on the edge of our seats throughout.


Jack Howe-Gingell says...

Sunderland 2-0 Wycombe Wanderers

Sunderland’s first goalscorer: Ross Stewart

I’m hoping we can continue our good form against what could prove to be a stern test.

Wycombe are still unbeaten in the league and have continued on from their strong finish to last season, despite being relegated. Expect the usual physical direct approach with Sam Vokes the target man and Gareth McCleary running off. There could also be a cameo for former plodder Josh Scowen.

If we can play fast, and with good passing, we’ll have a chance. Dan Neil in midfield will give us the springboard to win.

Milton Keynes Dons v Sunderland - Sky Bet League One
More than half of our predictions have Ross Stewart down to open the scoring
Photo by Ian Horrocks/Sunderland AFC via Getty Images

Will Jones says...

Sunderland 3-1 Wycombe Wanderers

Sunderland’s first goalscorer: Lynden Gooch

Another win midweek from our 2nd team shows that we can be very flexible in terms of personnel in the team and still put in a great performance. I believe that we will come back out the blocks again, with new players settling in and getting into a winning mentality can show their resolve and keep pushing on.

The first of two unbeaten opposition in these next few fixtures, we need to show Wycombe why we will be up there at the end and I believe Gooch and his running will pay dividends with a goal this weekend.


Martin Wanless says...

Sunderland 2-0 Wycombe Wanderers

Sunderland’s first goalscorer: Ross Stewart

This game is a huge test for us, and I have to admit I’ve let my heart rule my head here – I’d not be surprised to see us draw this game, but let’s be positive! Tuesday’s win at Blackpool was another boost for the team, which has responded well to the Burton defeat with two good performances and victories.

Saturday’s the toughest test of the season, but I’m hoping to see Ross Stewart back on the goal trail after not hitting the back of the net in the last three.

Blackpool v Sunderland - Carabao Cup Second Round Photo by Alex Dodd - CameraSport via Getty Images

Chris Wynn says...

Sunderland 2-0 Wycombe Wanderers

Sunderland’s first goalscorer: Ross Stewart

I think we’ll go into the game full of confidence and I get the impression Wycombe have been getting results without really blowing sides away. I think it’s about time we went out and beat someone by more than a single goal, and hopefully that will come this afternoon.


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