Match analysis from betting partner Bet Butler.
Both these teams have had a couple of wins recently and a point here could see both teams edge towards guaranteeing their Barclays Premier League status for another season.
Paolo Di Canio has got Sunderland starting well as they’ve led 1-0 at the break in all three of his games and they’ve not been behind at the break in any of their 12 trips to bottom-six teams since the start of last season, with eight draws.
Seven of Villa’s last 12 home games, and five of the last six meetings between these sides, have been level at half-time and that looks a decent bet here.
The Black Cats have a decent record against Villa in this fixture, losing just once, with two wins from five. Half Time Draw/ Full Time Sunderland is worth a look at 7.50, but Sunderland Draw No Bet at 2.38 is probably the best option here.
Goals could again be at a premium - just three of the last 11 meetings between these sides have seen more than two goals, with just one having four or more.
Di Canio kept the doors shut against Everton and the Black Cats could do the same again here. Under 2.5 match goals looks value at 1.80
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