Sunderland v Norwich Preview: Back the home side and Fraizer Campbell to have the final say

The Black Cats have been rejuvenated under Martin O'Neill and Adam Bate is backing them to continue their good form against The Canaries
Sunderland host Norwich City at the Stadium of Light on Wednesday evening in the knowledge that they will leapfrog the visitors in the Premier League table should they claim all three points.

Such has been the transformation in form for the Black Cats since the arrival of Martin O’Neill, few would bet against it. Amazingly, since O’Neill took the reins at the club, only Manchester United have picked up more points in the Premier League.

Sunderland are available at 17/20 (1.85) with William Hill and that’s the Bet of the Day in this one. Although, Norwich are enjoying a terrific season under the impressive Paul Lambert and it has not just been about their form at Carrow Road.

The Canaries have won three times on their travels this season and shown a remarkable ability to adjust their style to suit the occasion. Indeed, they have lost just one of their last eight Premier Leagues. Lambert is a canny manager and Norwich are 7/2 (4.5) with William Hill to pick up an away win at the Stadium of Light.

For the Value Bet, it is worth making note of Sunderland’s knack of bagging late goals – especially under Martin O’Neill. The Black Cats have scored 11 Premier League goals in the final quarter of an hour, more than any team except Manchester United. Meanwhile, only three sides have conceded more than Norwich in the final 15 minutes.

Frazier Campbell ended the scoring against Middlesbrough at the weekend and you can back him to repeat the trick against Norwich at 13/2 (7.5) with William Hill.

Bet of the Day – Sunderland to win at 17/20 (1.85) with William Hill

Value Bet – Fraizer Campbell last goalscorer at 13/2 (7.5) with William Hill

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Adam Bate is a professional freelance journalist who specialises in football and betting. He is editor of GhostGoal which can be found here - you can also follow Adam on Twitter