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Derby Day specials

by BetButler

Free £5 Derby bet for SAFC fans, courtesy of Bet Butler.

Sunderland travel to St James’ Park on Sunday afternoon to take on Newcastle United and we’ve teamed up with Bet Butler – official betting and gaming partner of Sunderland AFC – to offer a no-strings £5 Free Bet* for SAFC fans.

The Black Cats held Newcastle United to a 1-1 draw earlier in the season at the Stadium of Light and Paulo Di Canio’s men will be looking to cause an upset on Sunday.

SAFC fans can put their money where their mouth is with the £5 Free Bet* on Sunderland to win, courtesy of Bet Butler. 

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Match analysis from Sunderland betting partner Bet Butler:

 Newcastle 1.95 | Draw 3.50 | Sunderland 4.50

This particular derby involves two teams in contrasting form with mixed betting trends to sift through.

The one similarity between these sides is match goals – 12 out of 16 Sunderland away games have seen three goals or more, while Newcastle have had the same in 11 out of 16 home games.

This would normally make ‘over 2.5 goals’ an absolute shoe in were it not for two key factors for this match.

The last nine meetings between these sides have seen three goals or more just twice. Five of the last nine derbies have ended 1-1 and both teams have scored in seven of the last nine.

The second factor to be aware of is the unknown impact that Di Canio will have on his team.

There is a trend for teams to keep it tight under the watchful eye of the new gaffer and at Swindon, Di Canio’s Italian influence was shown in his side’s mean defence.

They kept clean sheets in just over half his games this season and Swindon matches saw three or more goals just seven times from 31 games.

Away from home, this trend was even more marked, with just five of 15 games seeing three or more goals. On balance, ‘Under 2.5 goals’ just about gets the nod here: Under 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.80

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