Sunderland vs Fulham: Depressing day beckons for visitors
Sunderland have begun to turn a corner at home in recent weeks and they can continue their improvement in form by ensuring Fulham enjoy a miserable five-hour, 280-mile return journey back down the M1 without any points.
Steve Bruce’s team had lost eight out of nine league games at the Stadium of Light across the last two seasons, but have now avoided defeat in their last three at home.
With Fulham known to be bad travellers, they will not relish the lengthy trip north as they look to improve on a record that has seen them win less than a tenth of their last 42 away games in the Premier League.
However, they may take some degree of confidence from a success at Wigan on their latest outing, although winning two away games on the bounce may be too much of an ask for Fulham.
Sunderland’s odds are 13/10 to beat Fulham, with the visitors 21/10 to claim a victory that will see them move above their opposition in the Premier League standings.
Those fancying the draw can take advantage of odds of 9/4.
In terms of alternate bets, under 2.5 goals looks a virtual certainty at 8/11 in the Premier League betting, while 12/5 may also represent decent value that no more than two goals are scored.
Sunderland have come from behind to get results in their last two home games and with Fulham being among the worst in the division for conceding late goals, this could also occur again.
It is 9/1 that Sunderland come from behind to take all three points and 7/1 that they collect a draw from a losing position.
Punters wanting to take less of a risk can double their chances through the 4/1 that the Black Cats come from behind to either win or draw.