Our recommended bet for Thursday’s clash at the DW Stadium comes in the form of a Sunderland victory over Wigan Athletic, in which both teams score.
A £10 wager for such an outcome will secure you a return of £55 with Betway.
Two sides heading in altogether different trajectories in the Championship table are set to lock horns at the DW Stadium on Thursday, December 29th.
The clash in question will see a Sunderland outfit on the up make the trip to a Wigan Athletic side staring relegation square in the face.
Let’s first look at the recent endeavours of the former.
After themselves looking relegation-threatened for much of the campaign, Sunderland have managed to turn things around in altogether impressive fashion of late.
Either side of the international break, the Black Cats have notched three wins from five, most notably by three goals to nil over Millwall.
Then, after a minor blip, Tony Mowbray’s troops returned to winning ways last time out, at the expense of promotion-chasing Blackburn Rovers.
After Ross Stewart drew Sunderland level midway through the first-half, Ellis Simms proved the hero late on, notching an injury-time winner to guide his side into the top half of the Championship table.
Mowbray and co, in turn, will no doubt be confident in their chances of making it two wins on the spin on Thursday evening.
And who would bet against as much, up against a Wigan outfit fighting for their Championship lives?
The Latics, of course, have long stood as one of the most out of form sides in England’s 2nd tier.
All told, since the middle of October, Wigan have notched just a solitary victory, across a hefty eleven attempts.
The instillation of Kolo Toure on the bench at the DW, meanwhile, has not exactly had the intended effect, either, with the former Arsenal defender having overseen a draw and two defeats to date.
The Latics’ most recent showing proved of particular concern, as a Chuba Akpom-inspired Middlesbrough ran out dominant 4-1 victors at the Riverside Stadium.
Wigan, as a result, have been dragged to the depths of 2nd-bottom of the Championship standings.
And we at 101 only envision the situation worsening ever further for Toure and co. on Thursday night, backing Sunderland to run out comfortable winners at the DW Stadium.