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Sunderland vs West Bromwich odds, preview and predictions

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Wednesday 07/05/2014, 22:00, England Premier League, Round 37, Sunderland vs West Bromwich

Sunderland vs West Bromwich Betting Preview

Nobody expected Sunderland to play such a critical role in deciding the Premier League winner, but over the course of two weeks they recorded some incredible results. They collected 10 points in four games while facing the likes of Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea and Cardiff. Tonight they face a mediocre opponent and they simply can't afford to fail against West Bromwich, because defeat at home could send them back in the relegation area.

Sunderland vs West Bromwich Betting Odds

At Winner Sports

Sunderland 2.20, Draw 3.00, West Bromwich 4.00

Sunderland vs West Bromwich Betting Tips

Sunderland has two points advantage over Norwich and one game in hand, with a victory tonight insuring the fact that they would play in the Premier League for at least one season. At least in theory, even a draw could see them through as Norwich faces Arsenal in the final round, but this is not a risk that the hosts will take.

They still have four players missing due to injuries, but they were unavailable throughout April and Sunderlan did just fine without them. The hosts allowed a single goal in the last three rounds and are unlikely to concede too many against West Bromwich.

The visitors won just seven games this season and failed to win consecutive ones, and are one of the worst traveling teams in the division. They also have two players missing, one defender and one midfielder while still trying to decide between two 31-year-old goalkeepers.

West Bromwich offense is virtually untouched by injuries or suspensions, but none of their three strikers managed to score more than five goals this season. Berahino is most likely to start tonight, with Anichebe being a potential replacement if the visitors failed to score.

Key Facts

  • West Bromwich has virtually nothing to fight for in the remaining two rounds as they have successfully avoided relegation.
  • The head to head record favors the visiting team, as West Bromwich won seven of the last eight games

Sunderland vs West Bromwich Betting Prediction

Sunderland came too far to stumble now and it would be unacceptable for them to drop points against West Bromwich, after winning against the best English teams. The odds for a home win are terrific at 2.20 and since the visitors are simply waiting for the season to end, they are unlikely to put up a fight.

Bet: Sunderland @ 2.20 with Winner Sports

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