Sunderland vs Swansea: Black Cats fancied to hold Swans

Sunderland vs Swansea: Black Cats fancied to hold Swans

Kick Off: 1500, 13/05/2017

Stadium: Stadium of Light

Sunderland damaged the Premier League survival hopes of Hull last weekend, but now they will seek to do the Tigers a favour by also taking points off Swansea.

The Welsh outfit go into this clash one place and a single point above the drop zone following their vital win over Everton, but we feel they may have to settle for a share of the spoils at the Stadium of Light.

Three of the last five encounters between these teams have ended in stalemate and 12/5 for another draw stands out from the Sunderland vs Swansea odds.

A Look At Sunderland’s Betting Odds

Sunderland were grateful for yet more good work between the sticks from the highly-rated Jordan Pickford to keep them on level terms at Hull, before Billy Jones and Jermain Defoe both struck from close range.

The already-relegated Blacks Cats had only picked up two points from their previous 10 matches but showed at KCOM Stadium that they will continue to play for pride until the season ends.

“It is good for the players to feel better about themselves,” said David Moyes. “We can go into next week feeling much better and try to enjoy it.

“We scored some good goals, but we also had a goalkeeper who made a couple of crucial saves and that helped us as well. They showed pride in wearing the jersey and they showed their own personal pride.”

More of the same spirit can help Sunderland to secure a 1-1 draw at 23/4.

A Look At Swansea City’s Betting Odds

Swansea continued their late revival when following up a win over Stoke and a draw at Manchester United by seeing off Everton 1-0 at Liberty Stadium, with Fernando Llorente heading in his 13th league goal of the season.

The Welsh outfit also hit the woodwork through Jordan Ayew and went close via Alfie Mawson and Leroy Fer, whilst keeping a subdued Romelu Lukaku and Co quiet at the other end.

“We played a good game with high intensity,” commented Llorente. “Our confidence is up and if we continue in this way I think we will stay in the league.”

However, he also warned: “Sunderland are a dangerous team now, they have nothing to lose and they will want to win at home against us.”

We’re rounding off our Sunderland vs Swansea betting tips by taking 27/2 for the visitors to lead at half-time, but then the final result to be a draw.

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Last result:

Hull 0-2 SUNDERLAND – Billy Jones, Jermain Defoe

SWANSEA 1-0 Everton – Fernando Llorente

Head-to-head: Swansea 3-0 Sunderland, Swansea 2-4 Sunderland, Sunderland 1-1 Swansea, Swansea 1-1 Sunderland, Sunderland 0-0 Swansea.