Sunderland v Newcastle tips – how to profit from the Wear-Tyne derby

How to profit from the Wear-Tyne derby


Sunderland #1-0

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Betting Tip: Sunderland #1-0 @ 15/2 with williamhill

Sam Allardyce was understandably pissed off last weekend after Saido Berahino barged into Costel Pantilimon before scoring the only goal of the game at The Hawthorns.

The new Sunderland manager must have felt that his Black Cats team were looking good for a point, although there was plenty to like about the way the visitors defended against West Brom and they can carry this into Sunday’s derby.

Ultimately, an unlucky 1-0 defeat might end up being better preparation than a 6-2 win over Norwich City, something Newcastle United enjoyed as they continue to throw caution to the wind under Steve McClaren.

This is a Magpies team who have now conceded nineteen goals in nine matches, despite inexplicably landing a goalles draw at Old Trafford. Tim Krul is a big miss between the sticks, with Newcastle potentially vulnerable on Sunday afternoon.

People talk about must-win games that often don’t befit this description and Sunderland won’t be relegated if they were to lose this match. However, they would be well adrift of safety with their new-found confidence under Allardyce fast disappearing if Newcastle finally win a Tyne-Wear derby.

This is why we think the Black Cats will grind out the right sort of result and, once / if they have taken the lead, then they will cling on to the advantage for all it is worth.

A 1-0 win to Sunderland hasn’t happened yet but Allardyce is cut from a similar cloth to Tony Pulis and that means getting the basics right, making the team hard to beat and looking to expose defensive frailties within the opposition.

A low-scoring encounter is also surely on the cards considering that the home team are averaging less than a goal per game right now.

Jeremain Lens comes back into the team after missing the West Brom game with suspension and perhaps the Dutchman can prove to be the match-winner that Allardyce so badly needs this weekend.

Betting Tip: Sunderland #1-0 @ 15/2 with williamhill

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