Soccer Odds Favour Tottenham to Win at Sunderland

Nikki Adams

Friday, September 12, 2014 7:05 PM GMT

Friday, Sep. 12, 2014 7:05 PM GMT

Premier League is back this week after a break to accommodate international action. On the books are several standout fixtures, including the clash between winless Sunderland and Tottenham. Find out where the value soccer picks are to be had as we breakdown this match and serve up our soccer betting verdict. 

Sunderland winless in three rounds
Sunderland Black Cats are still searching for their first win of the season going into week 4 of the Premier League, scraping just two points on the back of back-to-back draws to start the season (West Bromwich and Manchester United). In their last outing, they succumbed to a 1-0 defeat to Queens Park Rangers. On the bright side, they beat Birmingham City 3-0 in League Cup on August 27 to advance into the next round.

Currently ranked 13th in the Premier League table, behind a 0-2-1 start, Sunderland face a tough challenge against Tottenham Hotspur. Last season, they lost both fixtures to the Spurs despite scoring first each time – they fell 1-2 at the Stadium of Light in December before collapsing 5-1 at White Hart Lane in April.

Tottenham Hotspur are currently sixth in the table behind two wins and a defeat. They opened the season with a 1-0 win over West Ham United and continued their rich vein of form when they ran away 4-0 winners over Queens Park Rangers at White Hart Lane. Most recently, they succumbed to a 3-0 defeat to Liverpool at home. Interspersed between those results was a successful outing in Europa League action, winning both legs of against AEL 5-1 on aggregate.

Overall, Spur are enjoying good form at the start of the season, scoring ten goals across all competitions and conceding just four, the bulk of which came against the Reds.

 

Sunderland vs. Tottenham Soccer Betting Line, Tips and Picks
Sunderland +½  -125, +260,   2½ O+100 U-125 Draw +250
Tottenham Hotspur -½  +105, +115,  2½ O+100 U-120 Draw +250
Venue: Stadium of Light
Saturday September 13, 2014

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Soccer Betting Verdict 
When considering your soccer picks this weekend, consider Sunderland are matched at the disadvantage at +260 while the visiting Spurs are fancied, albeit at odds just shy of even money at +115. Given the fact that the Spurs have won six and lost none of their last eight domestic meetings with Sunderland, the market cast appears correct. Adding further weight to Spurs’ soccer odds to win straight up is not only their current form but also their utter domination of the Black Cats last season; the 5-1 win over Sunderland was their highest victory ever and under Pochettino the Spurs look better, more fluid and are even more offensive-minded than before. 

 

Other Betting Angles
Last season, Sunderland got on the board first in both matches – you can back a similar result occurring again in halftime/fulltime markets at +2500 Sunderland halftime/ Tottenham fulltime.

Spurs last four away games with Sunderland have ended 2-1 – you can back a similar score at +850. However, with the Spurs more offensive this season than in previous seasons, a higher score is possible, such as 3-1 at +1800, 4-1 at +4000, or yet another 5-1 score at +10000.

Soccer Pick: Tottenham to win outright at +114 at 5Dimes, Over 2.5 at +100

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