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Premier League: Crystal Palace vs Sunderland preview

Kick off: Monday, 23.11.2015. @21:00

Venue: Selhurst Park (London)

Head to head record

Sunderland vs Crystal Palace 1-4 (2014/2015 Premier League)
Crystal Palace vs Sunderland 1-3 (2014/2015 Premier League)
Sunderland vs Crystal Palace 0-0 (2013/2014 Premier League)
Crystal Palace vs Sunderland 3-1 (2013/2014 Premier League)
Sunderland vs Crystal Palace 0-0 (2006/2007 Championship)

Crystal Palace vs Sunderland prediction

Buoyed by a 2-1 win over Liverpool, Crystal Palace face Sunderland in the closing match of day 13 of the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign. The Black Cats are desperate to escape the relegation zone, but it remains to be seen if they are capable of spoiling the Eagles’ party at Selhurst Park.

Eagles proved their worth at Anfield

Following back-to-back defeats to the likes of West Ham United and Leicester City, Crystal Palace played out a goalless draw with Manchester United in their last home fixture in the Premier League. To make things even better for the fans, the Eagles outplayed Liverpool at Anfield on day 12 and no doubt the confidence is soaring at Selhurst Park ahead of the visit of relegation-threatened Sunderland. Alan Pardew’s men sit in tenth position in the standings ahead of Monday’s clash and they will be looking to retain their place in top 10 with a win over the Black Cats. Yanick Bolasie did not make a flying start to the season, but the spacey winger has been producing scintillating displays of late and he will surely pose a big threat for Sunderland defenders. Crystal Palace are after their third home win of the season (Aston Villa, WBA).

Dwight Gayle has yet to recover from a hamstring problem, but fellow attacker Marouane Chamakh is back after overcoming his injury. Bakary Sako is a major doubt, while Kwesi Appiah is definitely out of contention.

Fans have faith in Big Sam

Sunderland produced a brilliant display against Newcastle United in the Tyne and Wear derby, with the team crushing their fiercest rivals 3-0 in front of home fans. Nonetheless, the Black Cats went on to lose again a week later, with the team suffering a heavy 6-2 loss to Sunderland at Goodison Park. Sunderland then suffered a 1-0 loss to Southampton at their Stadium of Light, but the fans still have faith in new boss Sam Allardyce, who is surely capable of helping the team secure yet another top flight survival. Monday’s game against Crystal Palace could be crucial for the Black Cats and I am positive that the visitors will fight tooth and nail in order to pick up at least one point from the match. Nonetheless, seeing that Sunderland are on a four-game losing run on the road at the moment, I am not sure if away win should be considered this time out.

Midfielder Lee Cattermole returns from injury, with John O’Shea also expected to be recalled to the starting XI. Coach Sam Allardyce has no fresh injury worries ahead of the trip to London. Scotland attacker Steven Fletcher should lead the line for the visitors against Palace.

Crystal Palace vs Sunderland betting tip

Crystal Palace proved their worth in the 2-1 win over Liverpool at Anfield, but they do not want to stop now. The Eagles are eager to retain their place in the top half of the table and given Sunderland’s away record, there is every chance Alan Pardew’s troops will pick up all three points from Monday’s Premier League match. You should bear in mind that Crystal Palace outclassed Sunderland (4-1) in their last meeting in the national championship.

Tip: Crystal Palace/Crystal Palace

Odds: 2.80 (9/5) @BetVictor

Match Specials

*Crystal Palace to win & both teams to score was 9/4 now 11/4

*Cabaye to score & Palace to win is 4/1

*Sunderland to win & both teams to score is 12/1

*Fletcher to score & Sunderland to win is 14/1

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