Rovers to spoil the O'Neill welcome party

Yakubu looks the good bet to score anytime on Sunday

Martin O’Neill faces Blackburn in his first game in charge of Sunderland, hoping to arrest a dramatic slide that has left the Wearsiders a spot above the relegation places, and a loss on Sunday would mean that they swap places with the Lancastrians, who seem to be turning a corner under Steve Kean.

The main problem that Sunderland have had is scoring goals, only beating the opposition goalkeeper 16 times. However, they should find their afternoon easier against a Rovers side that love to concede goals. On their way to conceding 32 goals, over two per game, they have consistently had to score two and three goals to get results. In fact, their only two victories so far this season have come when they have scored four times. This quirky fact will stop, but it shows that their defence is not allowing them to come away with a scrappy 1-0. Due to their style of play, I do believe that there will be goals in the game as O’Neill will want to come away from his first game with something to build on in the run-up to Christmas.

In terms of betting, like I have mentioned, I believe there will be goals in the games. Over 2.5 goals is marked at 8/11 with Paddy Power. After his four-star show last Saturday against Swansea, Yakubu looks the good bet to score anytime on Sunday. If you fancy the Nigerian to bag one throughout the 90, then Bet365 have him at 5/2. With it being his first game in charge, many people will blindly back Sunderland to win the game. At 10/11 with Coral, I don’t think this has much value. I am going to stick my head out slightly and suggest that Blackburn could leave the Stadium of Light with all three points. If you are of similar thinking, then 7/2 is available from many companies.

Recommended Bet:

Blackburn to win @ 7/2 with Bet365

Yakubu to score anytime @ 5/2 with Bet365 

Written By:- Ben Gledhill (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 09/12/2011 - 11:00 AM
Filed in:- Crystal Palace Betting News, Brighton, Crystal Palace

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