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Bolton vs Sunderland – Sturridge to shoot down Black Cats

| 07.05.2011

Daniel Sturridge has been on fire at the Reebok Stadium of late and he can be backed to continue his hot form in front of goal for Bolton to shoot down Sunderland.

Match Odds

Bolton are currently enjoying their best ever home run in the Premier League as they have won all of their last five top-flight fixtures at the Reebok Stadium.

This sequence alone makes them good value at 4/5 in the Premier League odds to beat Sunderland, particularly with Sunderland in the midst of a troubled spell.

Steve Bruce’s team have lost five of their last six games, while they have not even managed to score in any of their last four away games.

However, with Sunderland being a bit of a bogey team for Bolton of late, there is a reasonable chance that the Black Cats could claim victory.

Sunderland’s odds are 7/2 to beat Bolton and doing so would represent their fourth successive victory against the opposition.

With both sides effectively having nothing to play for league wise this season, a draw could be the most likely outcome at 5/2.

First Goalscorer

Sunderland not only have the conundrum of solving their own scoring troubles, but they must also find a way of stopping Sturridge, who has netted in each of his last five matches at the Reebok Stadium.

Sturridge is 7/2 in the Premier League odds to strike the opening goal against Sunderland, while he is 5/6 to find the target at any point within the 90 minutes.

Meanwhile, Matt Taylor has a decent career scoring record against Sunderland from midfield, with four goals in eight appearances, and if he starts 7/2 may be a fair price that he scores at any point within the game.

A £30 stake on the scorecast of Bolton beating Sunderland 2-0 and Sturridge scoring first would return £540. New customers can sign up here for a free £30 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.