The Betpal Football Bet of the Day comes from the North East derby with Sunderland hosting Newcastle United on Sunday. Local bragging rights are extremely important in that part of the world, so who will be celebrating after this clash?
Match: Sunderland v Newcastle United
Bet of the Day: Newcastle Win (Draw No Bet)
Best Odds: 2.1 with Paddy Power.
Sunderland have lost just once this term, but then they have only won once in their last fourteen top flight games as well. With draws so frequent for the Black Cats, it is worth moving into the ‘Draw No Bet’ markets if looking to oppose them – and the time looks right to do just that. In their two home fixtures of 2012/13, they have conceded more shots on target than they themselves have created. In a similar vein, during the games versus Swansea, Liverpool, West Ham and Wigan, they scored a total of five goals – but those were gleaned from a total of five shots on target. Some may call that clinical, but it is a ratio that cannot last forever, and coughing up more chances than you create is a recipe for defeat over the long term. Newcastle have yet to win away, having drawn at Everton and Reading since losing at Chelsea. They have however, won on four of their nine trips to the Stadium of Light, and won eight times on the road last season. They have the firepower to win, and the price at Paddy Power offers some value.
Football Bet of the Day
Newcastle Win (Draw No Bet) 2.1 with Paddy Power.