Betting Spy: Sunderland need the win more than Stoke

Grant Prior 8 years ago
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Despite earning more in a week than most people manage in a year, professional footballers apparently still need “something to play for” to put it all in at this stage of the season.

New chairs are installed in the Stoke City dugout
New chairs are installed in the Stoke City dugout

It’s frustrating for supporters of those teams just treading water at the moment.

But it’s good news for punters who can make a bit of late season cash backing against those sides who are “on the beach” before the end of April.

Now Mark Hughes has never struck me as the type of manager you could take liberties with.

But Stoke City seem to be in full demob mode as their recent results prove.

The Potters have lost their last three games on the spin shipping twelve goals in the process.

That dismal run of form has also coincided with an injury to keeper Jack Butland who’s absence seems to have unhinged the whole back four.

Stoke play host on Saturday to a Sunderland side fighting for their lives.

Sam Allardyce has tightened the ship at the back and they are capable of scoring goals through Jermain Defoe and Fabio Borini.

Now the bookies aren’t daft so they aren’t dangling silly prices on an away win.

But you can still get a shade over 2/1 on the Black Cats which looks the way to go in a game where desire means more than talent.

We are playing with the bookies cash anyway after an FA Cup semi final double saw Betting Spy land its latest 9/2 result.

That did come courtesy though of a last-minute Man United winner but they all count, however close.

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Running total of all bets to a £10 stake for 2015/16 season:  £+173.00

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