Kick Off: 1500, 18/03/2017
Stadium: Stadium of Light
Sunderland are going to need another of their famous miraculous escapes if their 10-year spell in the Premier League is to be extended. Three successive defeats without scoring have left the Black Cats rooted to the bottom of the table and six points adrift.
Burnley are playing their fourth successive away fixture and will be searching for their first win on the road in 15 attempts.
Trueform tips: Sunderland’s 4-0 win at Crystal Palace stands out as a freak result and nothing they have done either side of it suggests a similar result is on the cards. Burnley have gone close to a long-awaited away victory recently and have been competitive in every fixture.
A Look At Sunderland’s Betting Odds
If Sunderland are to stay in the Premier League this is a game they must win, but the signs are not good.
The Black Cats have won just one of their last 10 matches and failed to win any of their previous three encounters with Burnley this season, losing twice.
David Moyes admitted his side “lacked quality” during the 2-0 defeat by Manchester City, although Burnley are not up to the same standards as Pep Guardiola’s men.
The odds on Burnley to beat Sunderland are 19/10. The draw and both teams to score at 17/5 also looks good value.
A Look At Burnley’s Betting Odds
Burnley will be glad to get back to Turf Moor when their epic run of games away from home finally ends on Saturday. The Clarets have scored in their last five matches on the road, but have picked up just one point.
We see no reason why their scoring run away from home should end, especially as Sunderland will need to take risks if they are to get the win they desperately need.
Burnley to win and both teams to score appeals at odds of 5/1.
The Clarets’ last two matches have also involved one team winning from a losing position and with so much at stake we think there could be goals at the Stadium of Light. Odds of 15/2 on Lead/Lose run of play is an interesting proposition.
SUNDERLAND 0-2 Manchester City
Liverpool 2-1 BURNLEY – Ashley Barnes
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