Sunderland v West Brom Football Betting Preview & Tips

Sunderland v West Brom Football Betting Preview & Tips

by 29th March 2016

Sunderland play West Brom on Saturday in the Premier League. Read our betting preview on this match and get our recommended betting tips and their odds.

Match Odds
Sunderland 21/20 – Draw 9/4West Brom 14/5
Betting odds for Sunderland v West Brom shown are this week from Corals and are subject to change

Kick Off – 15.00pm Saturday 2nd April 2016

Sunderland host West Brom at the Stadium of Light on Saturday in the Premier League with the home side desperate for maximum points to move away from the relegation zone.

The north east side will be desperate to record a victory in this clash after a 1-1 draw with Newcastle in the Tyne-Wear derby saw them drop into the relegation zone.

Jermain Defoe scored the opening goal for Sam Allardyce’s team, but a late equaliser from Aleksandar Mitrovic gave the Magpies a share of the points. The Black Cats are now 18th position in the Premier League table and two points behind 17th place Norwich, who host Newcastle this weekend.

One positive for the Black Cats this season has been the form of veteran striker Defoe, who has scored 12 times in the top-flight.

West Brom will kick-off this game in 11th position in the Premier League table after losing 1-0 at home to relegation-threatened Norwich last time out. Irish international Robbie Brady scored the only goal of the game at the Hawthorns.

According to reports Baggies boss Tony Pulis will hold talks over his future at the club this summer. The Welsh boss has come in for criticism this season from the clubs fans for the team’s style of play and performances.

Recommended Betting Tip

Coral Bookmakers

Jermain Defoe is good value at odds of 9/2 with Corals to be first goalscorer

Facts And Figures

West Brom have very much enjoyed the better of the 17 Premier League meetings between these two sides, recording nine victories. Sunderland have recorded only three wins and five games have finished in draws.

In the eight Premier League meetings at the Stadium of Light, West Brom have recorded three wins, Sunderland have won twice and three games have finished in draws.

Sunderland won just one of the last ten meetings between these two teams in all competitions.

Black Cats boss Sam Allardyce has a poor managerial record against Tony Pulis, beating the Welshman just twice in 12 meetings and suffering seven defeats.

The Black Cats have won just one of their last nine Premier League games, but have suffered just one defeat in their last six top-flight outings.

West Brom have recorded just one win from their last nine away games in the Premier League.

Team Selection And News

The home side are still without young forward Duncan Watmore, who is has an ankle injury. Defenders Lamine Kone and Younes Kaboul are both doubts, as well as January signing playmaker Wahbi Khazri.

The Baggies are without versatile Northern Ireland international Chris Brunt, who will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury. Midfielder James Morrison and winger Callum McManaman are also both doubts for Tony Pulis’ side.

Possible Sunderland Team Selection

Mannone, Yedlin, O’Shea, Brown, Van Aanholt, Kirchhoff, Borini, Cattermole, M’Vila, Khazri, Defoe

Possible West Brom Team Selection

Foster, Dawson, McAuley, Olsson, Evans, Yacob, Fletcher, Sessegnon, Berahino, Gardner, Rondon

Match Prediction

Sunderland have not actually been playing badly of late, while West Brom have been highly inconsistent this season. I can see the home side taking away a very narrow, but vital victory from this clash.