The Premier League bursts back onto the scene this week following a stunning weekend of FA Cup action. While a number of high profile top flight clubs made embarrassing exits to lower league clubs, Sunderland and Swansea were able to rest up and focus on Tuesday night’s game at the Stadium of Light.
Sunderland have stormed up to 11th in the table following a run of five wins from their last eight games. They were in real trouble before Christmas with the club hovering dangerously above the relegation. However, Martin O’Neill and his troops have admiringly turned things around and his side will now be targeting another three points, with the hosts at 11/8 with Paddy Power to record their third league victory in a row.
Meanwhile Swansea can be backed at 2/1 to come away with the honours, while a draw could prove to be the way to go at 23/10. The Swans have become a hard team to beat in recent weeks, having lost just one of their last 10 matches in all competitions, with the single defeat away to Arsenal in an FA Cup third round replay. Their 2-0 victory away to Chelsea in the League Cup was the stand-out result but they have also managed to hold an in-form Everton side to a draw at Goodison Park.
However, Michael Laudrup’s men have now played a whopping nine games since Christmas and he will be hoping his side don’t fun out of steam. They may have lost just one of their last six league games on the road but they are yet to win away from home this year.
The Black Cats have scored three goals in each of their last two league games. Steven Fletcher bagged a brace in his side’s 3-2 victory at Wigan and he can be backed at 6/4 to grab his 11th league goal of the campaign. The striker also scored both goals in the last encounter between the two sides and is available 9/1 to do so again on Tuesday. Meanwhile Craig Gardner has got a couple of goals to his name in recent weeks and could be a tempting punt at 5/1 to score anytime.
Swansea may have failed to score in three of their last four league and cup games but at 7/4 star man Michu is worth a bet to extend is league total to 14 goals. To date the Spaniard has enjoyed a stunning debut season in the Premier League and will no doubt be buoyed from signing a new four-year contract last week.
The teams played out an entertaining 2-2 back in September and the honours could again be shared on Tuesday night. A draw can be found at 23/10 with Paddy Power Bookmakers, while a 1-1 scoreline is available at 5/1.
A Sunderland win could propel them into the top half of the table, providing an out-of-form Stoke don’t beat Wigan. The hosts will be looking to score three goals for the third league game in a row, making them a tempting bet at 18/1 to record a 3-1 win, while they are available at 4/1 to win with three or four total goals in the game.
Sunderland v Swansea Form
Check the season's statistics for both Sunderland and Swansea, plus the odds ahead of Tuesday's match.
Sunderland Stats | Swansea Stats
Sunderland v Swansea Tips
Tip#1: Steven Fletcher to score anytime @ 6/4 with Paddy Power
Tip#2: Michu to score anytime @ 7/4 with Paddy Power
Tip#3: Sunderland to win with three or four total goals in the match @ 5/1 with Paddy Power
Correct Score Odds
13/2 Sunderland 1-0
10/1 Sunderland 2-0
8/1 Sunderland 2-1
8/1 Swansea 1-0
13/1 Swansea 2-0
9/1 Swansea 2-1
8/1 Draw 0-0
5/1 Draw 1-1
12/1 Draw 2-2
First Goalscorer Odds
5/1 Steven Fletcher
13/2 Stephane Sessegnon
13/2 Louis Saha
7/1 Conner Wickham
7/1 Itay Shechter
9/1 James McFadden
9/1 Adam Johnson
9/1 Roland Lamah
1o/1 Luke Moore
All markets supplied courtesy of Paddy Power Bookmakers
|Italy v Japan Odds The Azzurri hot favourites in Recife|
Back Balotelli To Score Opener
|Brazil v Mexico Odds Hosts looking to secure semi final spot|
Back Neymar To Score In Home Win
|Italy U21 V Spain U21 Odds Spain clear favourites to retain crown|
Back Alvaro Morata To Score Anytime
|Spain v Uruguay Betting Luis Suarez bids to impress Spanish suitors|
Spain Odds On For A Group B Win
|Mexico v Italy Odds Back a draw in the Confederations Cup betting|
Two Sides Meet In Group A Clash At The Maracana
|Brazil v Japan Odds Hosts favourites for an opening Confederations Cup win|
Oscar Looks A Tempting Bet To Get On The Scoresheet
|Italy U21 v Netherlands U21 Odds Betting is tight for semi final clash|
Manolo Gabbiadini Is A Tempting First Scorer Bet
|Spain U21 v Norway U21 Odds Spaniards firm favourites in the semi final betting|
Defending Champions Odds On To Reach The Final In Israel
|Confederations Cup Betting Preview Brazil start favourites on home soil|
Spain Bid To Add To World And European Crowns
|Russia U21 v Germany U21 Odds Germans favourites to sign off with a win|
Neither Side Can Qualify For The Knockout Stages
|Man City And United Head The FA Cup Betting Following Fifth Round Draw|
Oldham and Luton in the pot after a weekend of shocks
|QPR V Man City Odds Back Edin Dzeko In The First Scorer Betting|
City odds on favourites at Loftus Road
|Aston Villa V Newcastle Betting Magpies Can Pile The Pressure On Lambert With A Win|
Betting is tight for relegation six pointer at Villa Park
|Stoke V Wigan Betting Latics Can Earn A Valuable Draw At The Britannia|
Wigan are unbeaten in seven matches against Stoke
|Oldham V Liverpool Odds Back The Reds To Be Too Strong In FA Cup|
Can Daniel Sturridge Continue Fine Start To Liverpool Career?
|Jersey Stakes Odds Gale Force Ten The Likely Royal Ascot Favourite|
Unbeaten French Raider Mutin Could Be A Threat
|Duke Of Cambridge Stakes Odds Chigun Could Start Favourite For Lady Cecil|
Dank Could Run A Big Race For Sir Michael Stoute
|2013 Prince Of Waless Stakes Odds Al Kazeem And Camelot Set For Group One Clash|
The Fugue Is Quietly Fancied For John Gosden
|2013 Royal Hunt Cup Betting Prince Of Johanne Aims To Retain Handicap Crown|
Trade Commissioner A Major Player If Recapturing Form
|Queen Mary Stakes Odds Beldale Memory Heads The Betting For Fillies Sprint|
Bye Bye Birdie Could Be Worth A Look At Royal Ascot
BRAND NEW £250 free bet offer.
Open Account - Free £250 Bets With Paddypower
Ladbrokes are one of the highest rated online bookmakers in the UK and are a superb choice for placing your bets. You can claim a £30 free bet when opening a new account with Ladbrokes by clicking on one of the links on this site.
Once you've had your free bet Ladbrokes will credit your account with a £30 free bet.
Open Account - £30 Free Bet - Ladbrokes
BetVictor is offering £100 in free bets to all new clients.
Open Account - Open Account - Free £100 Bets With BetVictor
Those looking for some online casino entertainment ought to check out all the latest UK Casino Sign Up offers from the top operators including 32Red and many of the sports betting casinos.
There is excellent information, should you be interested in playing online blackjack, roulette, the best progressives or slots - Online Casino Betting with the best introductory offers