The 2-1 home defeat to West Ham was a real body blow for Sunderland who have now taken just one point from their last six Premier League matches and worryingly for Gus Poyet’s beleaguered side, bookies are now confident that they’ll relinquish their top flight status, BetVictor making them odds-on at 1/2 for the drop.
Layers are similarly convinced that the Black Cats will fail to boost their survival chances as they head to Tottenham for the first of four fixture on-the-spin against teams in the top six, William Hill posting 6/10 against a sixth league defeat in seven for Sunderland, who are Stan James’s 11/2 underdogs to land a vital three points.
Despite their inconsistent form, Tim Sherwood’s men have to be fancied on their own patch and as Sunderland aren’t the most prolific side on the road, Coral’s 7/4 about a home win ‘to nil’ isn’t without appeal.
Tottenham themselves are hardly flush with goals though and a modest flutter on them to grab the only one for the third successive renewal of this fixture might be the way forward at 13/2 via bet365.
Tottenham to beat Sunderland 1-0 – 13/2 (bet365)