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Sunderland to ease drop fears with Norwich win in our 26/1 acca

| 20.12.2013

Sunderland entertain Norwich in one of the weekend’s crunch clashes at the foot of the Premier League, where three points for Gus Poyet’s men are absolutely essential in their bid to stave off the drop.

The win they crave is what they’ll get as the Canaries come a-cropper on Wearside to keep our 26/1 fourfold that sweeps up and down the English football pyramid alive.

Sunderland to beat Norwich @ 11/10

The Poyet revolution is beginning from the banks of the Wear and, while Sunderland continue to labour in their quest to make it work on the road, they’re pretty reliable on their own patch.

Very-much-forecast defeats to Chelsea and Tottenham are the only home blips Poyet has been forced to suffer since being installed as boss. Their wins over Newcastle and Manchester City, as well as Southampton and Chelsea in the Capital One Cup says they’ll get the job done against a foe of similar stature who have shipped 18 goals on their last five away days.

Burnley to beat Blackpool @ 4/5

A recent dearth of wins has dislodged the Clarets from the top of the Championship, but they remain unbeaten at home and are set to prevail in this all-Lancashire affair.

Paul Ince’s Tangerines have shipped eight goals and offered just one in response on the way to losing each of their last three and have failed to win all but one of their previous seven road games.

Rotherham to beat Wolves @ 7/4

The fattest price on offer in this accumulator sees the Millers upset Wolves on home turf.

Steve Evans’ side arrive at the New York Stadium having won three League One games on the spin, conceding just two in five on their way to racking up 13 points from 15 available.

Wolves, by contrast, have proved the coupon-busting scourge of many of late, having failed to find the back of the net in three of their last four, two of which they lost.

Hartlepool to beat Burton @ 6/4

Were the form table a snakes and ladders board, the Monkey Hangers would currently find themselves at the base of a serpent’s tail, with Burton scaling rungs skywards.

However, the Brewers’ rich vein has come off the back of having four of their previous six unbeaten matches held at home. A trip to Hartlepool will be tough, where Colin Cooper’s men have triumphed in five of eight and avoided defeat in seven of those.

All odds and markets accurate as of publication’s time and date



James Middleton