Everton v Sunderland Betting Odds

In each of their last four games Sunderland have scored the first goal of the game.

After a confidence boosting FA Cup penalty shoot-out victory over Chelsea, Everton are looking to carry the feel-good factor over to the Premier League.

David Moyes' players offered the perfect response to what the Scotsman described as 'one of the worst performances' in his nine-year reign following defeat to Bolton a fortnight ago. But despite their victory over Chelsea their league position is still extremely precarious.

Both Louis Saha and Jack Rodwell could be back in contention. Music to the ears for Everton supporters who witnessed the striker score six in three games prior to his inevitable injury. If both players are available then Moyes will have a fully fit squad to choose from.

Steve Bruce has confirmed that he will not rush back any of the club's long-term injury quartet. Fraizer Campbell, Michael Turner, David Meyler (all knee) and Lee Cattermole (back) are all some way from a return. Striker Danny Welbeck is also sidelined and continues to receive treatment.

Beware of the bogey team

While Everton are battling to stave off lingering fears of relegation, Sunderland's now customary late-winter slump has dampened aspirations of playing European football next season.

The Black Cats have now lost their last three on the bounce, despite taking the lead in each of those matches. With games against Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City to follow this is a game that Steve Bruce will feel his side need to take all three points from.

But history is not on Sunderland's side and Everton will be confident of getting a positive result against a team they have not lost to in their previous 12 Premier League meetings.

A lot could depend on whether Saha is declared fit to start. If he is then the 8/11 on a home win looks justified. If he isn't then 4/1 about a team six points better off in the Premier League table could prove to be one of the best value bets of the weekend.

Early bird catches the worm

Although their has been a notable slump in Sunderland's form of late, that is a direct result of poor defending rather than any inability to score goals in Darren Bent's absence. Quite the opposite of what was prophesised when Bruce failed to bring in an out-and-out striker as a direct replacement for the England forward.

In each of their last four games Sunderland have scored the first goal of the game. Inexplicably going on to lose on the last three occasions. The Black Cats can be backed at 3/1 to score the first goal of the game this weekend.

Tim Cahill has been rather quiet since his return from Asian Cup duty but will no doubt be relishing this weekend's game. The Australian has scored five goals in nine Premier League appearances against Sunderland and is quoted at odds of 13/10 to add to that tally this Saturday. Saha is an 11/10 chance with bets being refunded if he plays no part in the game.

Come 5pm on Saturday evening there could be either nine points or just three between these two teams. If it's the former then the Toffees will be getting very edgy about the prospect of relegation while Sunderland could once again dream of European football. If it's the latter situation then, such is the closeness of the Premier League this season, maybe Everton fans can harbour faint aspirations of a push for a Europa league place.

Written By:- Ben Gledhill (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 24/02/2011 - 17:05 PM
Filed in:- Premier League Betting News, Everton, Crystal Palace


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