The Tyne-Wear Derby takes place this Sunday, with Alan Pardew's men looking to heap more misery on the Black Cats, with our tipster backing goalsAfter six losses in the Premier League in a row, Sunderland come into this north East derby in terrible form. The Black Cats welcome their rivals Newcastle United to the Stadium of Light, with Gus Poyet taking charge of his first home game.
The last time these two sides met, Sunderland had just brought in Paolo Di Canio as manager after a poor season, and that move seemed to pay dividends, as they ran out 3-0 winners at St James Park. The Sunderland faithful with be hoping another managerial move will kick start their season with a win this Sunday.
BetVictor price Sunderland at 9/5 (2.80) to record their first win in the league this season. Poyet's side sit at the foot of the table, having recorded only one point in their first eight matches.
Newcastle, on the other hand, go into this match after a spirited 2-2 draw last weekend against Liverpool. The Magpies were reduced to 10 men just before half-time, but managed to come from 2-1 down to gain a valuable point.
Alan Pardew will hope his side can erase the memory of the last derby, as they look to try and put some consistent form together this season. BetVictor price them at 13/8 (2.63) to take all three points and bragging rights. The same firm prices the draw at 12/5 (3.40).
With Gus Poyet having a full week with his players to prepare for this match, it's tough to pick an outright winner with the Derby's tending to swing either way. A bet thats certainly worth backing is over 2.5 goals in this clash, which BetVictor price at a generous 9/10 (1.90).
When you consider this bet would have paid out in seven of Sunderland's last eight matches, as well of five of Newcastle's last six, it's tough to ignore goals at the Stadium of Light.
|Over 2.5 goals at 9/10 (1.90) 2pts with BetVictor
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