Sunderland v Newcastle First Goalscorer Betting Tips

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Author: Tony MacDonald

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Published: 15:05 21/10/2015

Get an added edge on your Sunderland v Newcastle goalscorer bets for Sunday's Premier League clash with the football betting offers at William Hill.

After losing 1-0 away to West Brom, bottom of the table Sunderland are still searching for that elusive first win of the campaign and will be striving to get one over on local rivals Newcastle this Sunday. The Black Cats have enjoyed success in the last 5 Tyne-Wear derbies and will be hoping that trend continues, though their recent form will temper any enthusiasm. Former Newcastle boss Sam Allardyce will take charge of his first home game at the Stadium of Light and a positive result would help endear him to the Sunderland fans and give the club the lift it so desperately needs.

Newcastle United's form has not been much better, although they have arguably played some tougher teams and they will be glad to have finally got a win under their belt ahead of this massive game. Steve McLaren's side were irresistible going forward in last week's 6-2 win over Norwich City, though there was still some sloppy defending on display and he'll be hoping to stamp that out to guide Newcastle to an overdue win against Sunderland.

The match will be shown live on Sky Sports 1 from 12:00 (BST) and is sure to appeal to both casual punters and professional gamblers alike. Local derbies are never easy to call and plenty of punters will be bypassing the Match Odds in favour of a bet on the First Goalscorer market.

Goalscorer Second Chance

Jermain Defoe has scored twice this term and was on the score-sheet for Sunderland's 1-0 success in this fixture last season, so could be a one for the shortlist along with Steven Fletcher who also has 2 goals so far. In midfield, Jeremain Lens has notched twice and looks to be a solid option with the likes of Yann M'Vila and Adam Johnson also entering calculations.

Aleksandar Mitrovic and Ayoze Pérez look to be the main danger men for Newcastle with 2 goals each, though have so far been upstaged by midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum who took his tally for the season to 6 when bagging 4 goals against Norwich last time out. Moussa Sissoko is another to consider for the visitors along with Jack Colback who may have extra motivation to get a goal against his old club.

Whoever you plump for in the First Goalscorer market, use William Hill for the added protection of a free bet refund, should your losing selection then go on to score the second goal of the game. William Hill's Goalscorer 2nd Chance entitles qualifying customers to a free bet refund of up to £50.

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