Competition: Premier League
Market: Sunderland and Middlesbrough to draw
Odds: 12/5 @ Bet 365
Sunderland welcome Middlesbrough to the Stadium of Light for this afternoon’s Premier League clash, which could be an entertaining spectacle between the North-East rivals.
Sunderland are favourites to come out on top with their Premier League pedigree and home advantage, but Middlesbrough are defensive resilient and canny, and could well come away with a share of the spoils as a result.
Last season, Sunderland finished 17th in the Premier League with 39 points from 38 games, winning just six of their 19 home games. The Black Cats kept a respectable defensive record at the Stadium of Light, but didn’t score many at the other end either, and this afternoon’s meeting with Middlesbrough might be tight as a result.
As for the visitors, Boro finished second in the Championship to earn promotion to the Premier League. They boasted the best defensive record in the division, conceding only a goal per game on the road. Boro averaged 1.56 points per game away from home, and would likely settle for a stalemate against local rivals.
As a result, Bet 365 are giving odds of 21/10 for Sunderland and Middlesbrough to draw this afternoon’s North-East derby clash.
Bet: Sunderland and Middlesbrough to draw this afternoon’s Premier League clash @ 21/10 with Bet 365 >>