They face Everton this Saturday, who will be full of confidence after their 3-0 thrashing of Arsenal gave them a real shot of taking fourth spot and securing a place in the Champions League.
The Black Cats took the lead at Tottenham but were hit with five goals in response, which sees them still sit at the bottom of the league with 25 points, seven points behind Norwich City in 17th but with two games in hand.
Winless in their last eight games, with seven defeats included, Poyet's men are struggling to claw back points with only seven games left of the season. Paddy Power price them at 7/2 (4.50) to win this match.
Everton, in contrast to Sunderland, cannot stop winning. Roberto Martinez has done a superb job on Merseyside, with his side winning their last six league games.
The Toffees currently sit in fifth position, one point behind Arsenal but with a game in hand. Their home form has played a huge part in their high league position, losing only once - though it was the Black Cats who inflicted that 1-0 defeat. Paddy Power price them at 4/5 (1.80) to take all three points, with the same firm pricing the draw at 5/2 (3.50).
After starting 2014 in poor form away from home, winless in their first five matches including three defeats, the Toffees have picked up over the last couple of weeks, winning their last two, beating Newcastle 3-0 and Fulham 3-1.
With Sunderland's confidence shattered due to recent results and their poor season in the league, you can expect Everton to have the class to see them off. Where as the 4/5 (1.80) outright price seems like a solid bet, Martinez's side to score three of more at 13/5 (3.60) is hugely tempting with Paddy Power.
This would have landed in Everton's last four matches and, with Sunderland's defence looking extremely weak in recent weeks, the visitors should have enough strength to take them apart.
|Everton to score over 2.5 goals at 13/5 (3.60) 2pt stake with Paddy Power|
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