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Premier League preview and odds: Crystal Palace vs. Sunderland


Published on: 18/11/2015

Crystal Palace have been perhaps the most incomprehensible team in the Premier League this season often following impressive wins with frustrating defeats but rarely drawing. Despite their erratic behaviour, they have managed to amass a total of 19 points and currently sit in eighth place in the table just two points outside of the first European qualification spot.

Alan Pardew’s men come into this game on the back of a 2-1 win away to Liverpool which was preceded by a 0-0 draw at home to Manchester United. They now host a Sunderland side that are 13 points below them in the league.

Sunderland desperate for points

Sunderland are four points short of the safety zone which may not sound like much however, Sam Allardyce’s team have only picked up six points all season and have lost three of their last four games. Since the former West Ham boss took over the reins at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland`s performances have barely improved, with their only points coming in controversial fashion in the Tyne-Wear derby against Newcastle.

The Black Cats have lost all but one of their away games in the Premier League. The sole exception being a 2-2 draw against Aston Villa - the only team below them in the league. They come into this game on the back of a 1-0 defeat a home to Southampton - a score-line that ultimately flattered the hosts.

Team news

The home side will be without Dwight Gayle who is suffering from a hamstring problem, while Kwesi Appiah is still out with ligament damage. Marouane Chamakh is thought to be close to a return after ongoing hamstring issues have hampered his season.

Meanwhile, Sunderland could welcome back the duo of Lee Cattermole and Adam Matthews. Sam Allardyce has no fresh injury worries at this stage.

Recent form (League)

Crystal Palace: WDLLW

Sunderland: LLWLD

Betting odds and tips

This game does offer any standout betting opportunities however, the obvious bet of a home win available at a best price of 4/7 with PaddyPower.

Elsewhere, Sunderland have conceded at least two goals in five of their six away games this season and have failed to score in four of their last five road trips. As a result, you might want to back Palace to win with Under 2.5 goals at 11/4 with Boylesports. .

Published on: 18/11/2015

Any odds displayed within this preview were correct at the time of publishing (18/11/2015 18:22:47) but are subject to change.