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Cardiff v Sunderland betting

December 27th, 2013

Bottom of the table Sunderland won away from home for the first time this season on Boxing Day, 1-0 against high-flying Everton, and now travel to face Cardiff on Saturday. The game is televised live on Sky Sports 1 from 5.30pm.

Thursday's win was only Sunderland's third win in the Premier League this season (D4, L11) and Gus Poyet side are still outsiders to win this game, at best odds of 12/5 with Bet365, who offer Cardiff at 11/8 and the draw at 9/4.

Cardiff are just four points above Sunderland and were beaten 3-0 at home to Southampton on Boxing Day, meaning they have won just one of their last eight league games (D2, L4). They have only scored 2 goals in their last 6 league games, while Sunderland are looking for a fourth consecutive clean sheet in the Premier League.

Therefore, a bet on Sunderland winning 'to nil' looks reasonable at odds of 9/2 with Bet365, but given they have only scored once on the road since August we would also recommend a bet on 'No Goalscorer' at stand-out odds of 9/1 with Ladbrokes. Remember, you'll still win with this bet if the game finishes 1-0 or 0-1 courtesy of an own goal.

If Sunderland are to score then that goal could well come from South Korean midfielder Ki Sung-Yueng, who scored the winner from the penalty spot at Goodison Park on Thursday and also scored the winner against Chelsea in the League Cup last week.

The Swansea loanee can be backed at a stand-out 16/1 with Ladbrokes to score first in this game (as short as 11/1 elsewhere) or 6/1 with Ladbrokes to score at any time (4/1 elsewhere). Alternatively, consider a cheeky scorecast bet on Sung-Yueng to score first and Sunderland to win 1-0 at odds of 80/1 with BetVictor (as short as 25/1 elsewhere).

RECOMMENDED BETS
MARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Sunderland
1X2
12/5
Bet365
Sunderland
To Win To Nil
9/2
Bet365
Ki Sung-Yueng Anytime Goalscorer
6/1
Ladbrokes
No Goalscorer
First Goalscorer
9/1
Ladbrokes
Ki Sung-Yueng / 0-1
Scorecast
80/1
BetVictor

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