Paolo Di Canio takes his side to the Asia Trophy which kicks off this week, with our tipster backing the Black Cats to overcome the challenge of SpursSunderland take on Tottenham Hotspur this week in the first match of the Asia Trophy. The two sides are joined by Manchester City and South China FC in the competition.
The last time Spurs and Sunderland met was the final day of the season last May, with Andre Villas-Boas' men coming out on top in a tight 1-0 victory.
Sunderland come into this match on the back of winning their first pre-season friendly against Swiss side Chiasso 1-0. It was a tough season last term for the Black Cats, but Paolo Di Canio’s men survived the drop after two fantastic wins against Newcastle and Everton.
The Italian has already made a number of signings this summer, with the likes of Vito Mannone, Jozy Altidore and Emanuele Giaccherini coming in. Bet365 price them at a long 7/2 (4.50) to progress to the final in the Asia Trophy.
Tottenham have had a poor pre-season so far, drawing both their matches against League One sides. Despite Gareth Bale opening the scoring against Swindon last week, Spurs could not hold on, conceding a late goal to draw 1-1.
Three days later Villas-Boas took a strong squad to Colchester, but neither side could break the deadlock in a 0-0 draw. Despite a slow start this summer, Bet365 price Spurs at 4/6 (1.66) to take victory. The same firm has the draw at 11/4 (3.75).
A bet that stands out in this fixture is Sunderland/Draw double chance at 11/10 (2.10) with Bet365. Di Canio has showed a lot of intent this summer with his signings and he looks to have put together a strong squad.
There were glimpses at the end of last season of what he can produce, and with Spurs currently unable to find a win in pre-season, the price of this double chance bet is too good to ignore.
|Sunderland/Draw double chance at 11/10 (2.10) with Bet365|
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