Sunderland failed to recover from their 8-0 mauling at Southampton as they dipped to a 2-0 home reverse against Arsenal and it’s set to go from bad to worse for the Black Cats as they head to Crystal Palace.
Gus Poyet’s men, who have now slipped into the bottom three, are Coral’s 3/1 underdogs at Selhurst Park, where the Eagles are 23/20 jollies courtesy of Hills and it’s hard to disagree with the bookies’ assessment.
Admittedly, Neil Warnock’s charges are winless in three but one of those contests was against runaway leaders Chelsea and they were only denied maximum points at West Brom last weekend by Saido Berahino’s last-gasp penalty.
They’re in better shape than the visitors then and indeed Sunderland’s desperate lack of goals strengthens the case for a home victory in South London.
The Black Cats have failed to find the net in four of their last five league games, a statistic that lends appeal to a Palace triumph ‘to nil’ at 5/2 via Skybet and more precisely BetVictor rate the hosts at an alluring 10/1 to notch twice without reply.
Crystal Palace to beat Sunderland 2-0 – 10/1 (BetVictor)