Crystal Palace vs Sunderland by Marcelino
Sunderland are desperate for points in 19th place with just 6 points. They have a new manager now, Sam Allardyce and I think he will turn things around for them! They have almost full squad with only Cattermole and Matthews missing.
I think Sunderland win is a good bet at these odds. Crystal Palace are a team that shine when they get to counter attack. Most of their goals are scored on counter attacks. They like soaking up the pressure, giving up possession and then hitting teams on the counter with fast strikes. They struggle when they have to take control of the game. This season's home record is 2 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses for 7 points, while away from home they won 4 and lost 2 for 12 points. Same thing last season, home record 6-3-10 with 21 points while away 7-6-6 with 27 points. This is why i think it's not good to back them as favourites at 1.60 odds. Because Palace is a team specialising on counters, last season the away team won in the 2 meetings between the 2, with Palace winning 4-1 at Sunderland and SUnderland winning 3-1 at Palace.
Sunderland have been struggling, but I think Big Sam will turn things around. They were much more difficult to break down in their last match against Southampton and only lost 1-0 to a late penalty. Big Sam had 2 weeks off now to organise his team and I think Sunderland will be confident ahead of this fixture, because they won this fixture last year with a 3-1 scoreline.
|Sunderland win||Bet365||7.00||4||0-1 WON (+24 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.