Sunderland v Arsenal Preview And Betting Tips
Arsenal have started this Premier League season in top form and the Gunners are hot favourites to beat Sunderland at the Stadium of Light this afternoon .
Arsenal have accumulated thirteen premier league goals so far this term with eight players already on the scoresheet and manager Arsene Wenger will be confident following his side’s 6-0 demolition of Braga in the Champions League .
However Sunderland will also fancy their chances today after beating Arsenal in this fixture last season and drawing with the Gunners at the Stadium of Light in 2008 .
New record signing Asamoah Gyan will help to lift expectation on wearside and Sunderland have a good home record with only three defeats in their last twenty three home games .
Sunderland manager Steve Bruce is considering whether to play five in midfield in an effort to retain more possesion with Darren Bent possibly being asked to play wide .
A rejuvenated Kieran Richardson will be the Sunderland captain today because of the suspension to Lee Cattermole and the Black Cats carry a bigger goal threat this season .
The second half performance against Man City was Sunderland’s best for some time and they have the firepower to score against Arsenal .
Arsenal are too short to win this game and Sunderland can grab at least a point . Back Sunderland with 888Sport at 3/1 in the Draw No Bet market and you will get your money back if Sunderland only manage a point .
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The Stadium of Light should provide a great atmosphere for the tea time kick off live on ESPN at 5.30pm .