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Stoke vs Sunderland – Gyan to be the difference again

| 04.02.2011

Sunderland will be hoping that Asamoah Gyan can continue his scoring streak against Stoke as this should ensure they leave the Britannia Stadium with maximum points.

First Goalscorer

Two of Gyan’s seven Premier League goals this season came when he grabbed both goals in Sunderland’s 2-0 win over Stoke at the Stadium of Light in November.

He is 7/4 to find the target at any time in the 90 minutes against Stoke again and Sunderland will know they are yet to lose in the Premier League this season when the Ghanaian has found the target.

Meanwhile, punters believing that Gyan will score the opening goal can back him in this betting market at 6/1.

Kenwyne Jones was rested in Stoke’s last game at Liverpool, but is likely to be recalled for the clash with Sunderland.

Jones has only scored once for the Potters since November and is 6/4 to add his name to the scoresheet against his former club.

Match Odds

Sunderland are in decent form on their travels with back-to-back Premier League wins, but they have not won three successive games on the road since 1999.

It is 23/10 in the Premier League odds that Sunderland claim a victory that will consolidate their position in sixth spot in the top-flight standings.

However, the away team has failed to score in the last five games between Stoke and Sunderland.

Stoke are on a three-game winning run at home against Sunderland and have also won their last two fixtures at the Britannia Stadium 2-0, against Bolton and Everton.

Tony Pulis’ team are 6/5 to beat Sunderland and it is 8/1 that they triumph 2-0.

A £25 stake on the scorecast of Sunderland beating Stoke 2-1 and Gyan scoring the game’s first goal would return £1125. New customers can sign up here for a free £25 bet.



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.