Odds ahead of the opening game of the season.
Match analysis from Sunderland betting partner Bet Butler:
- Sunderland home win @ 2.25
- Correct Score 1-0 @ 7.50
- Correct Score 2-0 @ 11.0
- First Scorer: Jozy Altidore @ 6.50
- First Scorer : Connor Wickham @ 7.50
- First Scorer: Stephene Sessegnon @ 8.50
The dry cleaners are already on standby as Paolo Di Canio hopes to celebrate a home win in customary style in the season’s opener.
The Black Cats are favourites for the home win; they are undefeated at home under Di Canio and lost only to top-six teams at home in the second half of last season.
One good omen is the fact that Fulham have won just one of their last seven previous top-flight away games on the opening day of the season, while Sunderland are unbeaten in their last four opening games.
It could be a tight game though, with Sunderland scoring exactly one goal in half their last 20 home games. Meanwhile, Fulham have lost ‘to nil’ in seven of their last 20 away games.
Correct score 1-0 looks the best bet at 7.50, but correct score 1-1 at 7.0 might also be worth a small saver if last season’s unusually high draw trend is to continue for teams outside of the big four.
Four of seven Di Canio games saw just two goals or less last term, with the three home games seeing just five goals in total.
Hopes are high for new boy Jozy Altidore as he’s 6.50 favourite to score first on his debut for the Black Cats. Altidore made a name for himself in Holland where he scored 38 goals in 67 appearances for Alkmaar.
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