Sunderland VS Luton Town – Play-Off Semi-Final First Leg – Preview

The Black Cats take on Luton Town at a sold out Stadium of Light, as they look to take an advantage to Kenilworth Road in the play-offs.

Sunderland defied the odds, as they finished 6th in The Championship after an extremely dramatic final day on Monday.

Luton Town were in The Conference League just 10 years ago, but fir the second season running, they find themselves in The Championship play-offs, seeking promotion to The Premier League.

Sunderland are unbeaten in their last 9 games, and last time out they hammered Preston in their own backyard 0-4, which helped them secure a top 6 finish.

Luton are unbeaten in their last 14 games, but in their final league match of the season, they could only draw 0-0 with Hull City.

Both times that Sunderland and Luton met in the league this season, thr matches ended 1-1, suggesting that this could be a very close encounter over the 2 legs.

Tony Mowbray is expecting the same pool of players that he had against Preston on Monday.

Prediction

Sunderland 1-0 Luton

Scorer – Jack Clarke