Sunderland vs Stoke Odds – Saturday 14th January 2017 – 15:00
Sunderland are 2/1 with the draw at 23/10 and Stoke are 11/8
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Sunderland welcome Stoke to the Stadium of Light in another round of league fixtures, with both sides looking to move on from the FA Cup results.
The Black Cats come into this match on the back of a 0-0 draw against Burnley, with Moyes men keeping a clean sheet at home.
It was an evenly matched contest, with the Black Cats looking the more likely in the first half, with the Clarets the better in the second.
In truth it is a draw that both sides could have done without, Sunderland in particular will want to concentrate on the league.
Sunderland Looking For Revenge
David Moyes will be targeting a much-needed win in this fixture, with Sunderland in desperate need of momentum.
The Black Cats will be looking to avenge the recent 2-0 defeat at the Bet365, with Moyes men looking to make amends.
Given their injury list Sunderland will be grateful for the weeks break before this match, home wins will be vital in their bid for survival.
Black Cats Underdogs
Sunderland come into this match as underdogs, with Sunderland’s poor form informing those odds.
This will be a tough fixture for the Black Cats, with Stoke in similar need of a win following their recent form.
David Moyes’ side will be looking to continue their excellent overall form against Stoke, with 38 wins, 27 draws and 31 defeats in 96 matches.
FA Cup Embarrassment
The Potters come into this fixture on the back of a 2-0 defeat against Wolves, with the Potters really struggling of late.
Helder Costa (29) gave the visitors the surprise lead in the first half, despite Stoke playing a strong side.
Matt Doherty doubled the visitors advantage late in the second half (80), to give Stoke a defeat that will worry Mark Hughes.
This defeat will have hit the Potters boss hard, with Hughes sending out a really strong side in this competition.
The manner of this defeat will alarm the manager, they now have only the league to concentrate on, a huge disappointment for the club.
Potters Mixed Form
Stoke have been in mixed recent form, with three defeats in their last six matches, with two tough away games.
Their last win came against Watford at the Bet365, they will be looking for a morale-boosting win in this fixture though.
Draws against Leicester and Southampton will have given them hope, they will need to raise their game though.
They go into this match 9 points and 7 places above the hosts Sunderland, this will be another tough fixture for Hughes and his side.
Stoke come into this match as favourites, with Sunderland’s poor form informing those odds.
This will be a tough fixture for Mark Hughes’s side, with Sunderland in desperate need of the points.
Stoke’s recent record against Sunderland is excellent, they are unbeaten in the last two matches.
Both teams are 8/11 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for Sunderland are Jermain Defoe at 9/2 with Victor Anichebe at 7/1. For Stoke, Peter Crouch is at 11/2 with Marko Arnautovic at 13/2.
The last time that these two sides met Stoke won 2-0 and the odds of the same result are 10/1.
Sunderland vs Stoke Odds
Tip 1 – Defoe to score first @ 9/2
Tip 2 – Stoke to win 2-1 @ 8/1