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West Brom to draw at Sunderland one of three best match bets

| 07.05.2014

Three consecutive wins have catapulted Sunderland from rock bottom to the relative safety of 17th position in the Premier League needing only a point from their last two games to stay up, starting against West Brom.

Here are three best bets we’ve picked out of their midweek clash against against a Baggies side one place above them, who only need a draw themselves to guarantee survival, although they are virtually safe on goal difference already.

Sunderland to draw with West Brom @ 11/5

Because of the way things have transpired at the bottom of the table a draw between these sides will condemn Norwich to the Championship.

So superior is Sunderland’s goal difference over the 18th-placed Canaries who are currently two points behind with only Arsenal still to play, that a point will see them home.

The Baggies have drawn more games in the Premier League than any other side and are unbeaten against the Black Cats in eight league games also.

To come from behind and draw: West Brom @ 13/2

This method of picking up points has become Pepe Mel’s trademark since he succeeded Steve Clarke at the Hawthorns back in January.

Five of the last six times the game has ended in parity, the Baggies have had to overcome a deficit.

Connor Wickham to score first @ 9/2

The England U21 international striker has already written himself into Sunderland folklore since returning from his second loan spell of the season at Leeds – scoring five times in his last four appearances.

Having missed out on a goal at Old Trafford, Wickham is a handsome price to sign things off at the Stadium of Light with the opener.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Christian Crowther

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