Sunderland vs West Ham Betting Preview, Premier League Betting Tips

Sunderland vs West Ham Odds – Saturday 15th April 2017 – 15:00

Sunderland are 2/1 with the draw at 5/2 and West Ham are 5/4

Betting tips and match preview | Premier League

Sunderland welcome West Ham to the Stadium of Light in the Premier League, with the home side all but relegated.

Sunderland come into this fixture on the back of a disappointing 3-0 defeat, at home against Manchester United.

 

The sides were evenly matched for the first half an hour, until Zlatan Ibrahimovic (30) capitalised with an excellent solo goal.

Sunderland were on the back of a poor refereeing decision, with Sebastien Larsson (43) sent off for what should have been a bookable offence.

United capitalised just a minute after the restart through Henrikh Mkhitaryan (46), who made it 2-0 to the Red Devils.

Marcus Rashford (89) made it 3-0 late on, with the striker looking to impress ahead of this crucial tie.

Tough Season So Far

David Moyes side have had a tough season, but they are ten points from safety with just seven games remaining.

They come into the match in poor form, with five defeats in their last six matches they have looked in real trouble.

During that time Sunderland have registered just one point against Burnley, they have not scored a goal in the league this calendar year.

Sunderland would need to win all of their remaining matches to have any chance of avoiding relegation.

Huge Match For Sunderland

The Black Cats come into this match as underdogs, with their poor form informing the bookies.

The match against West Ham will be a huge challenge for Sunderland, with the Hammers looking to build on their recent win.

Sunderland will be looking to register a first win in 8 matches against the Hammers.

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West Ham Finally Win

Slaven Bilic’s side come into this match on the back of a rare win, a 1-0 win against relegation-threatened Swansea.

Cheikou Kouyate (44) scored the only goal of the game, with a brilliant strike from the Senegal international.

The visitors dominated possession with 53% of the ball, but it was West Ham who dominated in every other sense.

They registered the most shots (14), compared with Swansea’s (5) and they limited the Swans to just one shot on target.

For Slaven Bilic and his side it is a morale boosting win, one that they needed given the appalling run they were on.

Wins Needed

West Ham do come into this match in poor recent form, despite registering a first win in seven matches.

They have been beaten by Leicester, Bournemouth, Hull City and Chelsea in recent matches.

His side now find themselves in 14th place, with this rotten run ensuring they are back in the relegation battle.

A win against Sunderland will mean back to back wins, that could see them jump above 4 sides depending on results.

Hammers Underdogs

West Ham face a tough challenge against Sunderland, with the Black Cats also desperate to register a win in their battle against relegation.

Slaven Bilic’s men come into the match as favourites, with their appalling recent record informing the bookies.

The Hammers will be looking to make it three successive wins against Sunderland.

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Both teams are 4/7 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for Sunderland are Jermain Defoe at 9/2 with Victor Anichebe at 7/1. For West Ham, Andy Carroll is at 9/2 with Diafra Sakho at 5/1.

The last time that these two sides met West Ham won 1-0 and the odds of the same result are 8/1.

Sunderland vs West Ham Odds

Tip 1 – Defoe to score first @ 9/2

Tip 2 – Sunderland to win 2-1 @ 10/1