Sunderland vs Southampton Odds – Saturday 11th February 2017 – 15:00
Sunderland are 11/4 with the draw at 23/10 and Southampton are 21/10
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Sunderland welcome Southampton to the Stadium of Light in the Premier League, with Sunderland in excellent form.
The Black Cats come into this match on the back of a 4-0 win away from home, in a vital match against Crystal Palace.
Lamine Kone (9) opened the scoring early in the first half, giving the visitors the perfect start after a Wayne Hennessey mistake.
Didier N’Dong (43) opened his account for the struggling Weirsiders, that meant they doubled their advantage.
Two goals in first half injury time for Jermain Defoe (45+1, 45+3), completing a first half romp for the visitors.
This was an absolute hiding at home, with Palace losing at home to a side that were bottom of the table prior to this match.
David Moyes will be targeting back to back wins, with Sunderland without a win in their last eight matches prior.
They came into that match in serious pressure, having lost four of their last six Premier League fixtures.
Those results mean that the match against Southampton is a huge game, with defeats against West Brom, Stoke and two against Burnley.
The Black Cats will be looking for their sixth win of the season, in turn avoiding a fifth defeat in six matches.
Black Cats Favourites
Sunderland come into this match as favourites, with their excellent win against Palace finding favour with the bookies.
This will be a tough fixture for the Black Cats, with Southampton in desperate need of a result.
David Moyes’ side will be looking to better their record against Southampton, in 44 matches they have won 13, drawn 12 and lost 19.
Saints In Poor Form
The Saints come into this match on the back of a 3-1 defeat against West Ham, with the Saints continuing their EFL Cup hangover.
They took the lead in the match through record signing Gabbiadini (12), with the former Napoli man hitting the ground running.
Andy Carroll (14) equalised for the Hammers, with Carroll registering his fourth goal in as many matches.
Pedro Obiang (45) scored West Ham’s second, just before the break dealing the Saints a hammer blow.
Mark Noble (52) completed the scoring and the match with the third, a triumphant result for Bilic.
The Saints have had a reasonably mixed bag throughout the season, that result means they are in a poor run of form.
They have now lost three successive fixtures, since reaching the final of the EFL cup, a slide Puel will be keen to arrest.
Claude Puel’s side have conceded 10 goals in their last three games, with the sale of Fonte and Van Dijk’s injury contributing.
Southampton come into this match as underdogs, with their poor recent form contributing.
This will be a tough fixture for Claude Puel’s side, after Sunderland produced a masterclass against Crystal Palace.
The Saints will be looking to draw on the previous four encounters against Sunderland, drawing two and winning two.
Both teams are 5/6 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for Sunderland are Jermain Defoe at 9/2 with Adnan Januzaj at 8/1. For Southampton, Manolo Gabbiadini and Shane Long are at 9/2 with Jay Rodriguez at 5/1.
The last time that these two sides met Southampton won 1-0 and the odds of the same result are 11/2.
Sunderland vs Southampton Odds
Tip 1 – Defoe to score first @ 9/2
Tip 2 – 2-2 draw @ 14/1