Sunderland v Stoke City tips – Black Cats and Potters set for stalemate
Gus Poyet’s team set for another draw against stubborn opponents
October 1st, 2014
This looks like a draw banker at the Stadium of Light, with five of Sunderland’s six games finishing all square so far.
QPR are the only team to have beaten the Black Cats who most recently played out a goalless draw against Swansea City just a week after another bore draw against Burnley.
A low-scoring encounter looks to be on the cards here and No Goalscorer is a 15/2 chance with Coral which smacks of decent value considering that Stoke are also defensively strong.
The Potters achieved their first home win of the season on Monday by beating Newcastle by a single goal and a victory at Manchester City earlier this season suggests that William Hill’s 8/5 about an away win could be worth a punt.
Mark Hughes will hope the win against the Magpies kickstarts a run of victories and Peter Crouch will be looking to score for the third game running against a club that nearly signed him from Tottenham before he made the switch to the Britannia.
However, Sunderland are proving robust if nothing else and there is no reason to pass up the opportunity to back the draw in this encounter at odds of 23/10.
Odds of 3/5 about Under 2.5 Goals reflect the bookmaker view that not too many goals will be scored so we’re going for both teams to draw a blank.
Backing No Goalscorer means that should an own goal be scored, that won’t count towards this bet.
No Goalscorer @ 15/2 with Coral
Saturday Premier League tips
Hull v Crystal Palace 15:00
Leicester v Burnley 15.00
Liverpool v West Brom 15.00
Sunderland v Stoke City 15:00
Swansea v Newcastle United 15.00
Aston Villa v Man City 17.30