Despite carding three straight victories in all competitions, culminating in the crucial 4-1 triumph at Fulham last weekend, Sunderland are considered slight outsiders by Betfred at 11/5 to continue their run as they entertain Southampton, BetVictor’s 6/4 favourites, at the Stadium of Light.
Coral post 23/10 against it finishing all square, just as it did in the reverse fixture at the St Mary’s Stadium back in August, and a repeat of the 1-1 scoreline from that clash is a 6/1 chance at William Hill. Bet365 meanwhile, go 9/2 about both halves again proving to be inconclusive and any score draw on Wearside is a 7/2 chance, this time via BetVictor.
However, Gus Poyet’s men have their tails up at the moment and while Saints boss Mauricio Pochettino has committed his future to the club, there has been a bit of uncertainty off the field this week at Southampton, which could have an effect on it.
The Black Cats get the nod then and bet365 make them a generous 10/1 to grab the only goal. Alternatively, it’s 17/4 with BetVictor for the Black Cats to record any victory by a one-goal margin and there’s also Skybet’s 11/2 for Poyet’s troops to secure the points only after going in on level terms at the interval.
Sunderland to beat Southampton 1-0 – 10/1 (bet365)