Crystal Palace vs Sunderland Odds – Saturday 4th February 2017 – 15:00
Palace are 8/13 with the draw at 3/1 and Sunderland are 17/4
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Crystal Palace welcome Sunderland to Selhurst Park in the Premier League, with Sam Allardyce and Patrick van Aanholt returning to their former club.
Crystal Palace come into this fixture on the back of a 2-0 win, against Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium.
Scott Dann opened the scoring early in the second half (46), after a drab and fairly evenly contested first half.
Christian Benteke (90+2) scored right at the death to double the advantage, giving Palace and Allardyce a priceless away win.
It was Big Sam’s first win in the Premier League with Crystal Palace, they will need plenty more to survive though.
Allardyce Turns Corner
Crystal Palace remain in dismal form, despite winning that vital match away at Bournemouth.
They still find themselves in the relegation zone, with Swansea still two points above them after their win against Southampton.
He has never been relegated from the Premier League, but his talented squad will need to continue winning.
Palace will be delighted with that performance, they have scored two but crucially they didn’t concede.
Crystal Palace come into this match as the favourites, with home advantage informing those odds.
This will be a tough fixture for Allardyce’s men, with his former side fighting tooth and nail at the bottom as well.
Palace will be looking to complete a double over Sunderland, with the Eagles winning 3-2 at the Stadium of Light.
The Black Cats come into this match on the back of a 0-0 draw at home against Tottenham, a display that will give them confidence.
That draw saw them move off the bottom of the table, with Hull City away at Old Trafford on Wednesday night.
Moyes will ultimately be delighted with a point, given how well Spurs have been playing of late.
He will rue the hatful of chances missed from his players in the first half, with Borini missing a glaring opportunity in the first half.
David Moyes will be targeting a much-needed win in this fixture, with Sunderland without a win in their last eight matches.
They have lost four of their last six Premier League fixtures, with West Brom, Stoke and two defeats against Burnley.
Those results mean that the match against Palace is a huge game, a relegation six pointer and a win would open the door for the Black Cats.
The Black Cats will be looking for their fifth win of the season, in turn avoiding a fourth defeat in five matches.
Black Cats Underdogs
Sunderland come into this match as underdogs, with their mixed recent form informing the bookies.
This will be a tough fixture for the Black Cats, with Palace finally getting off the mark with a win against Bournemouth.
David Moyes’ side will be looking to make it 12 wins in 26 meetings against Palace.
Both teams are 4/5 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for Crystal Palace are Christian Benteke at 7/2 with Loic Remy at 4/1. For Sunderland, Jermain Defoe is at 13/2 with Joel Asoro and Fabio Borini at 10/1.
The last time that these two sides met Crystal Palace won 3-2 and the odds of the same result are 25/1.
Crystal Palace vs Sunderland Odds
Tip 1 – Benteke to score first @ 7/2
Tip 2 – Crystal Palace to win 3-2 @ 25/1