Only Chelsea and Manchester City are shorter favourites for an away victory this weekend than Swansea, who visit Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.
Garry Monk’s men are 11/0 for victory on Wearside after starting the season like a side out to prove that a record top-flight points total last term is by no means the crest of the wave.
Unusually the 9/4-rated draw is considered more likely than victory for the hosts at 7/2, with Sunderland abject in their first two games of the campaign.
Leicester beat them 4-2 on the first day of term, before Norwich gave them the pants-down treatment by a margin of 3-1 on home turf last time out.
However, before punters go adding the Swans to their weekend accumulators they should cast their minds back to 2014/15 and beyond.
Despite being routinely horrendous since Swansea first arrived in the Premier League, the Black Cats have still only lost two of the sides’ eight clashes since the Welsh outfit’s promotion.
Both defeats came in 2013/14 when Sunderland were flirting with the drop in the manner in particularly unsubtle fashion.
Little seemed to have changed with the Wearsiders by the time they met the Swans six games deep into 2014/15.
Swansea had already taken nine points from their first five games, while the Mackems were yet to win – a draw ensued.
They met again five games into 2015 with Sunderland having lost three of their previous four and again Swansea were held, this time at the Liberty Stadium.
Dick Advocaat’s side may have started the season woefully but their more long-standing representatives have long proven three-point Kryptonite to a Swansea outfit also containing several multi-campaign veterans.
Poles apart they may be on form, but those punters who opt to back against Welsh disappointment on Wearside will be poorer come the final whistle.