Sunderland vs Bournemouth Odds – Saturday 29th April 2017 – 15:00
Sunderland are 15/8 with the draw 12/5 and Bournemouth are 11/8
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Sunderland welcome Bournemouth to the Stadium of Light in the Premier League, with the home side suffering another hammer blow in midweek.
Sunderland come into this fixture on the back of a disappointing 1-0 defeat, away to Middlesbrough.
It was the battle of the bottom two sides, with Middlesbrough without a win in 2017 and Sunderland struggling all season.
The match was decided by just a single goal, with Martin de Roon’s stunning strike (8), all but consigning Sunderland to the drop.
Sunderland had the better of all the stats except the one that counts, with more possession, more shots on and off target.
David Moyes side now needs a miracle, with just 15 points to play for and 12 behind Hull, relegation appears to be a formality.
Tough Season So Far
David Moyes side have had a tough season, winning just five matches all season.
They come into the match in poor form, with four defeats in their last six matches they have looked in real trouble.
During that time Sunderland have scored just two goals, with both of those coming in the 2-2 draw at home against West Ham.
Even winning all of their remaining five matches wouldn’t guarantee them safety, it is unlikely based on their form this season.
Black Cats Underdogs
The Black Cats come into this match as underdogs, with their poor form informing the bookies.
The match against Bournemouth will be a huge challenge for Sunderland, with players playing for their place at the club.
Sunderland will be looking to complete the double over Bournemouth, having won away at the Vitality Stadium.
Cherries Thumping Win
Bournemouth come into this match on the back of 4-0 win at home against Middlesbrough, with the hosts running riot.
Joshua King (2) continued his fine season for Bournemouth, scoring his 12th Premier League goal.
Benik Afobe scored Bournemouth’s second in just the 16th minute, with the game all but over for Middlesbrough at that stage.
Gaston Ramirez was sent off for two bookable offences (20), the first a horrendous dive and the second an appalling challenge just five minutes later.
Marc Pugh registered Bournemouth’s third in the second half (65), with Boro in line for a hammering.
Charlie Daniels completed a miserable afternoon for Boro just five minutes later (70), with a well worked free kick.
Bournemouth responded to the Tottenham defeat in style, it was the perfect response from Eddie Howe’s side.
Draws against Liverpool and Southampton have been supplemented with vital wins against Swansea and Middlesbrough.
They find themselves in 13th position, with seven points between themselves and Swansea in 18th.
The Cherries go into this match as the favourites, with their excellent recent record informing the bookies.
Bournemouth will be looking to make it back to back wins, ensuring they reached the coveted forty point mark.
Eddie Howe’s side will be looking to avenge the 2-1 defeat earlier in the season, with Sunderland in diabolical form.
Both teams are 4/7 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for Sunderland are Jermain Defoe at 4/1 with Victor Anichebe at 6/1. For Bournemouth, Joshua King is at 9/2 with Benik Afobe at 6/1.
The last time that these two sides met Sunderland won 2-1 and the odds of the same result are 9/1.
Sunderland vs Bournemouth Odds
Tip 1 – Defoe to score first @ 4/1
Tip 2 – Sunderland to win 2-1 @ 9/1