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How to make money in your sleep when Sunderland host Burnley

| 30.01.2015

On current form, you can probably count on Gus Poyet’s struggling Sunderland side ending up in the graveyard spot on ‘Match of the Day’ after the visit of Burnley.

Be that as it may, there are a few clear routes to profit in the north east, with the three bets below particularly appealing.  

Draw @ 9/4

No fixture in the Premier League this weekend features two teams with more draws between them this term than the Black Cats and the Clarets.

Half of Sunderland’s 22 top-flight matches so far in this campaign have seen the sides honours even at the close of play, making them the most prevalent one-point snafflers in the division.

Burnley have drawn eight times themselves, the joint-second highest spoil-sharing tally in the Premier League, and the pair’s past 12 combined matches have produced five. Over 2/1 looks big about the same again here.

Under 2.5 total goals @ 13/20

The paucity of action at the Stadium of Light over the past nine matches accounts for this indicatively-small price.

Five of Burnley’s last six matches may have gone over the 2.5-goal mark, but each of Sunderland’s past three in front of the Mackems faithful have gone under, which extends to eight out of 11 at home since they drew 0-0 with Swansea at the end of September.

Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool, West Ham and Everton have all failed to score more than once there this season, so it’s fair to conclude that Sean Dyche’s side will struggle to break the Black Cats’ backline down too many times.

Danny Ings to score at any time @ 9/4

The reported Liverpool and Tottenham target has performed with aplomb during the transfer window, bagging a goal in each of his past three Premier League appearances against Newcastle, Spurs and Crystal Palace.

On such form, Ings begs to be backed to grab an eighth top-flight strike of his burgeoning career.

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

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Alex Fortune