Not only are Sunderland fighting for bragging rights against Newcastle United, but with the Black Cats sitting level on points with Wigan, who occupy the final relegation place, they are fighting to escape the drop.
Di Canio took charge of his first game last week against Chelsea away. Although the game started brightly for the visitors, a lack of fitness - according to Di Canio - saw them lose 2-1 against the European champions.
Sunderland come into this game without a win in nine matches and are underdogs with Bet Victor at 33/10 (4.30).
Newcastle aren’t by any means out of the relegation battle just yet, with the Magpies five points ahead of Wigan.
However, with their midweek draw against Benfica in the Europa League, they exited the competition and can now fully concentrate on the league. Alan Pardew’s men come into the game seven matches unbeaten at home and are favourites at 19/20 (1.95) with Bet Victor. The same firm offer the draw at 5/2 (3.50).
The both teams to score bet seems to stand out for the match. Although Sunderland have been struggling for goals this season, they have netted in their last six matches away from home.
Add to the fact Newcastle have scored in each of their last 10 home matches, the price of 5/6 (1.83) with Bet Victor is a fantastic price.
Had you backed this bet in the last seven matches between the two sides, then it would have paid out on six occasions.
For those looking for extra value, the game to finish 1-1 is a huge 7/1 (8.00). With a tight affair guaranteed, with neither side wanting to lose, this bet provides heaps of value. In the last six meetings between the two sides, a remarkable four have ended in a 1-1 draw.
|Both teams to score at 5/6 (1.83) with Bet Victor
||Correct score to be 1-1 at 7/1 (8.00) with Bet Victor
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