After a decent start to 2014 that saw Sunderland look as if they would ease away from trouble, the Black Cats have now taken just one point from their last five Premier League matches and subsequently their home clash against West Ham is edging into ‘must-win’ territory.
Coral fancy Gus Poyet’s men to bag a vital maximum haul, pricing them at 13/10 while a fifth defeat in six is a 5/2 chance at BetVictor and Betfred post 12/5 against it finishing all square at the Stadium of Light, where William Hill quote 6/1 about a 1-1 scoreline.
However, the visitors have suffered three defeats in four, the victory in that sequence coming against ten men and it might be worth backing Poyet’s boys at 31/10 courtesy of Ladbrokes to edge it by one.
More specifically, Stan James offer 7/1 about Sunderland grabbing the only goal, they’re 9/2 at bet365 to prevail following an even first half and Fabio Borini, who should return to the Black Cats line-up, is 15/2 (888sport) to net first.
Sunderland to win 1-0 – 7/1 (Stan James)