Sunderland vs Watford by Marcelino
Sunderland have been revitalised under new manager Sam Allardyce. Since his arrival, Sunderland won 3 games out of 7. They also kept 3 clean sheets. Their performances have especially improved in their last 3 games after the 2 week internation break. Since the break, Sunderland won 2-0 against Stoke and 1-0 away to Crystal Palace. They lost 3-1 away to Arsenal, but it wasn't convincing by Arsenal who scored the 3rd goal in the last minute, and Sunderland looked like they can get something out of the game for the majority of the match! They defend well, working hard in their defense and keep organised.
Watford have had a good season and are midtable in 10th following promotion. I had a bit of short hesitation going against them because they won 4 of their last 6 matches. However, I think the had a lot of luck on their side and they haven't been performing that well.
But this is more of a bet in favour of Sunderland than against Watford. Considering that Sunderland are considered small underdogs in this match, I think they should be favourites, maybe in the 2.40 range, so I will go for a bet on the home team!
|Sunderland win||BetVictor||2.88||8||0-1 LOST (-8 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.