The Black Cats find themselves four points adrift at the foot of the Premier League table but, after an impressive 2-1 win over Stoke City in the last round, Gustavo Poyet will be hoping that his side can spring a surprise here and book their place in the last four of the competition.
Sunderland are chalked up as a 9/2 (5.50) chance with Betway to shock the Blues and claim a semi-final berth while Jose Mourinho’s men are warm favourites at just 11/20 (1.55) with Betway to enjoy victory over the Black Cats. The same firm go 3/1 (4.0) that the tie is level after 90 minutes.
Chelsea have won four of their last five matches in all competitions and have scored an impressive 14 goals in their last five league matches - including four against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light last month - so Jose Mourinho’s men will travel north in confident mood.
It is worth noting, though, that the Blues have just one clean sheet in their last six matches in all competitions and, with the last meeting between these sides producing seven goals, there may be value in backing the generous 9/10 (1.90) quote from Betway for both teams to score on Tuesday.
With Jose Mourinho’s men looking particularly sharp in front of goal, there may be value in backing Chelsea to net in both halves at a chunky 11/10 (2.10) with Betway while the same firm offer 5/4 (2.25) for Chelsea to lead at both half-time and full-time – as they did when these sides clashed last month.
Just one of the last 11 meetings between these sides has produced less than three goals and, should that trend continue, the 3/4 (1.75) quote from Betway for three or more goals to be scored here would represent a solid selection.
However, with the Blues unconvincing in defence, it is the 9/10 (1.90) on offer from the same firm for both teams to find the target that is the recommended play for punters here.
|Both teams to score at 9/10 (1.90) 2pts with Betway
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