Like a fruit machine with wheels containing nothing but dollar signs, there’s a queue around the block waiting to play Sunderland and Crystal Palace are next to pull the lever.
The Eagles are an exceptional 23/20 to best their point-haemorrhaging adversaries at Selhurst Park, with the visitors attributed a much-too-short 5/2 for success.
Shared spoils are on offer at 12/5, but there’s little mileage in siding with either of the latter wagers when Palace can be backed at such a generous price.
Pop the lid on a fresh account at bwin.com today and trouser a £30 free bet that converts into £34.50 profit if staked on Neil Warnock’s men and they do the business.
These factors say it’ll prove a shrewd move:
Sunderland’s defence can’t be trusted to keep Palace out.
Leaking like a paper sieve, the Black Cats’ rearguard seems committed to self-destruction of late.
They’ve allowed ten goals in their previous two outings – the bulk of which were caused by individual errors of award-winning standard – and, considering the south Londoners have scored in each of their home games bar one so far, it’s tough to see them recording a clean sheet.
Which is what they’ll most likely require in order to prevent a home win.
The aforementioned calamities have diverted attention from a substandard attack that’s scored just eight goals in the league thus far, three of which were registered in one match.
To compound matters, the last time they rustled a Premier League net on the road was on the season’s opening day.
Sunderland rarely fare well when venturing to the Palace corner of the nation’s capital.
Only once this century have Gus Poyet’s side swerved defeat when visiting the Croydon-dwelling outfit.
The five other trips ended in tears, with 14 goals shipped in the process.