Sunderland v West Brom Odds: Odemwingie can fire Baggies to another win
Saturday lunchtime's live kick-off in the Premier League comes from the Stadium of Light as Sunderland take on high-flying West Brom. Martin O'Neill's Sunderland finally ended a six-match winless run with a slightly fortuitous win over Fulham last weekend and they face a tough task against a West Brom side that will be full of confidence after they beat Chelsea 2-1 last time out.
The Baggies have been in fine form of late as they find themselves up in fourth place in the league table and they can be backed to gain another three points at 15/8 this weekend. Sunderland actually start as 6/4 favourites with Bet 365, who offer 23/10 for the draw.
That 6/4 for the Sunderland win looks on the skinny side and the Black Cats still have plenty of work to do. They were fortunate to beat Fulham last Sunday as the Cottagers were reduced to 10-men before enjoying large spells of possession. Sunderland did eventually win 3-1 but there were plenty of scares along the way and it is probably best not to get too carried away with that result.
Steven Fletcher ended a seven-match goal drought of his own and he is 15/4 favourite to be first goalscorer with B365 this weekend, which is perhaps not surprising when you consider he has scored three in his last two appearances against the Baggies. Scoring goals has been a big problem for Sunderland, particularly at home where they have managed just five in their last eight league games.
They have actually only won one of their last eight in the league at the Stadium of Light, with that sole win coming against Wigan, while they have also lost to lowly Aston Villa, as well as North East rivals Middlesbrough in the Capital One Cup. Furthermore, Sunderland have had the fewest shots on target in Europe's top-five leagues and we fancy West Brom can nick a result.
Steve Clarke's side are in fine form after winning their last three league games in a row and they will now bid to win four top-flight matches on the trot for the first time since 1980. They have been hugely impressive this term and their vibrant attacking style has been a pleasure to watch at times.
Peter Odemwingie has rediscovered his scoring touch after notching what turned out to be the winner against Chelsea last weekend and he now has three goals in his last three outings. Odemwingie has also scored four goals in four appearances in this Sunderland v West Brom fixture and he is 15/2 to score first or 5/1 to score West Brom's first goal.
Odemwingie could well fire his side to another impressive three points as they look to extend their run of having won four and lost none of their last five against Sunderland. Bet 365 go 10/1 for West Brom to win 2-1 and that could be worth a look.
Sunderland v West Brom Form
Check the season's statistics for both Sunderland and West Brom, plus the odds ahead of Saturday's match.
Sunderland v West Brom Tips
Tip #1: West Brom win @ 15/8 with Bet365.
Tip #2: Peter Odemwingie to score West Brom's first goal @ 5/1 with Bet365.
Tip #3: West Brom to win 2-1 @ 10/1 with Bet365.
Sunderland v West Brom Odds
15/8 West Brom
Correct Score Odds
7/1 Sunderland 1-0
11/1 Sunderland 2-0
17/2 Sunderland 2-1
9/1 Draw 0-0
5/1 Draw 1-1
12/1 Draw 2-2
8/1 West Brom 1-0
14/1 West Brom 2-0
10/1 West Brom 2-1
First Goalscorer Odds
15/4 Steven Fletcher
5/1 Louis Saha
13/2 Stephane Sessegnon
13/2 Fraizer Campbell
7/1 Shane Long
15/2 Peter Odemwingie
15/2 Connor Wickham
15/2 Markus Rosenberg
17/2 Marc-Antoine Fortune
9/1 No Goalscorer
11/1 Adam Johnson
12/1 James Morrison
Odds supplied by Bet365.com, who offer live betting in-running for all Premier League matches.
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