Sunderland - Cardiff City Betting Preview: Back both sides to find the net in this crucial match

It's a crunch match at the Stadium of Light this weekend as two sides battling relegation meet on Sunday, with our tipster backing goals at both ends
Sunderland and Cardiff City meet at the foot of the table with only a handful of games left in the season. Both sides are staring down the barrel of relegation, but wins in recent weeks have given them a glimmer of hope of avoiding the drop. Despite those wins, it's still 20th versus 18th, with both sides vying for an invaluable three points.

Sunderland come into this match after a successful last week on the road. Gus Poyet's men were moments away from victory away at Manchester City, but had to settle for a draw in the end.

They showed this result was no fluke as they played Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, with a Fabio Borini penalty giving them a deserved three points which sees them stay within touching distance of Norwich in 17th. William Hill price them at 10/11 (1.91) to win against Cardiff.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has really struggled for results since taking over at the Welsh club, which sees them struggling to avoid the drop in their first season in the top flight. However, victory away at Southampton earlier this month has given them hope, which was followed up with a point at home to Stoke. With three games remaining, they too must pick up points, especially as the bottom eight are seperated by just seven points. William Hill price them at 3/1 (4.00) to make it two away wins on the spin. The same firm price the draw at 5/2 (3.50).

With both sides showing signs of life at the end of the season, it's a tough game to call in the match odds market with Sunderland struggling against sides at the bottom at home, failing to beat Aston Villa, West Ham and Hull in 2014 while Cardiff have been fairly erratic in thier performances too.

A better play in this match appears to be goals. Despite being 7/10 (1.70) the both teams to score bet with William Hill is worth backing this weekend.

This would have landed in five of Cardiff's last seven, with the Bluebirds netting four goals in their last two away games. With the bet also coming in in five of the last six games for the Black Cats, it's certainly worth investing in.

Both teams to score at 7/10 (1.70) for a 3pts stake with William Hill

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