Sunderland - Southampton Betting Preview: Black Cats can take advantage of a fatigued Saints side

The Saints travel north this weekend to face the Black Cats in the FA Cup fifth round, with Hugh Wilson backing the home side to continue their fine cup form this season
Sunderland and Southampton meet for the second time in a month at the Stadium of Light, with a place in the sixth round up for grabs in the FA Cup. Gus Poyet's side have been fantastic in cup competitions this season, reaching the Capital One Cup final, beating Chelsea and Manchester United en route.

They come into this game after their match against Manchester City was postponed midweek due to adverse weather conditions. Poyet would have been keen for his side to try and erase the memory of the loss to Hull City last weekend, but they willl have to wait for thier chance put the record straight on Saturday. bet365 price them at 2/1 (3.00) to win.

Southampton's match midweek did take place, as they travelled to Humberside where they beat Hull City 1-0 in a scrappy match.

The Saints are unbeaten in their last eight matches, winning their last two away games. bet365 price them at 13/10 (2.30) to claim victory. The same firm price the draw at 12/5 (3.40).

These two sides met in the league last month, with Sunderland coming from two goals down to draw 2-2. The Black Cats have a decent record against the Saints, with Mauricio Pochettino's men yet to beat Poyet's side since their return to the Premier League back in 2012.

Although they may still be involved in a relegation battle in the Premier League Sunderland have been hugely impressive in cup competitions this season, saving plenty of their best performances for these games.

With four wins in their last six home games Gus Poyet will take his team into this match full of confidence and it's worth backing the home side at 2/1 (3.00) who will be fresh after their midweek postponement.

Sunderland to win for a 1pt stake at 2/1 (3.00) with bet365

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