Sunderland can make their point at Upton Park

Sunderland can make their point at Upton Park

Defoe

Draw

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Betting Tip: Draw @ 5/2 with bet365

Gus Poyet paid the price for Saturday’s 4-0 reverse at the hands of Aston Villa, with the Uruguayan being given his marching orders and Dick Advocaat being immediately installed as interim manager at the Stadium of Light.

Advocaat has a simple remit – keep Sunderland in the Premier League at all costs. He doesn’t have the opportunity to recruit new players and owner Ellis Short is hoping that the Dutchman’s wealth of experience can ensure three clubs finish below the Black Cats in the final table.

The plan will be to keep things tighter and it seems that the Wearside team are going to Upton Park at the right time, with West Ham having gone horribly off the boil in recent weeks.

The Hammers are without a win in their last eight games, with Sam Allardyce rumoured to be leaving the club this summer, while Andy Carroll’s absence leaves the London club without an attacking focus.

Therefore, Sunderland will fancy their chances of snuffing out the home attack and potentially causing some problems of their own, with Jermain Defoe returning to one of his former clubs and hoping to repay some of the outlandish wages he has been given to sign at the Stadium of Light.

Betting Tip: Draw @ 5/2 with bet365

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