Sunderland Premier League 2012/13 Betting PreviewEnglish Premier League, Football Betting Tips
The arrival of Martin O’Neil at Sunderland mid-way through last season prompted a purple patch of form, however, the Black Cats soon returned to the mediocrity shown under Steve Bruce.
The former Leicester manager guided Sunderland to 22 points from ten matches but finished the season with no wins from eight.
Not much, is the answer to this question. Last summer Sunderland never had the cheque book away, this year the signature of free agent Louis Saha is about the biggest deal they have completed.
For some unknown reason the Black Cats are determined to secure the transfer of striker Steven Fletcher from Wolves to the extent of bidding a reported £14m.
You can rely on…
Lee Catermole to get booked. The club captain (pictured) saw a total of 12 yellow cards last season to accompany his one red.
Where should your money go?
Unless Sunderland do land Fletcher then it is hard to see where the goals will come from and they could struggle. Arsenal loanee Niklas Bendtner top scored with eight last season and at the moment 7/4 for under 43 goals looks a good bet.
As does 5/6 for O’Neil’s side not to reach 48 league points for the second season running.
Did you know…?
Lee Catermole holds the record for being the club’s youngest ever captain.
Ante-post odds (bet365)
Premier League 1,000/1
Top ten finish Evens
FA Cup 25/1
League Cup 25/1