Sunderland will be hoping they can win a fourth game on the bounce when they welcome Cardiff City to the Stadium of Light at lunchtime on Sunday in the Championship. We pick out some of the best markets available to punters in this second tier fixture.

Sunderland vs Cardiff Betting Tips

  • Sunderland and both teams to score (Yes) – 13/5
  • Jack Clarke to score anytime – 11/5

Team news

Corry Evans and Jay Matete remain long-term absentees for Sunderland. Bradley Dack is said to be out for a couple of weeks while Jewison Bennette and Pierre Ekwah are doubts for the Cardiff clash.

Cardiff are still missing winger Josh Bowler but Callum O’Dowda has returned to training, though Sunday might be too soon for the Irishman.

Sunderland and both teams to score (Yes) at 13/5

Last year’s play-off semi-finalists are starting to hit their stride in the Championship. The Black Cats have won three on the bounce and are unbeaten in their last five.

Tony Mowbray’s team are playing some excellent football and the youthful element of their squad is once again seeing them flourish. They picked up an impressive victory at Blackburn Rovers in midweek and now they return to home soil hoping to beat the Bluebirds.

Cardiff had a stronger start to the season than many would have envisioned over the summer and they themselves head into this one off the back of two successive wins. Erol Bulut has assembled a competitive squad in such a short space of time and they will certainly make Sunday a tough test for Sunderland.

However, Sunderland do boast one of the strongest attacking forces in the division and should have enough to come away with another valuable three points.

Jack Clarke to score anytime at 11/5

As Sunderland have enjoyed a strong start to the campaign, so too has their star winger Jack Clarke. After the club did well to hold onto their prized asset over the summer amidst several bids from Burnley, Clarke is continuing to give his all on Wearside.

The former Tottenham Hotspur man has scored five goals in the Championship in his first seven matches, including a brace against Blackburn last time out.

He is the joint-top scorer in the second tier alongside Plymouth Argyle’s Ryan Hardie and Coventry City’s Matt Godden. Clarke is one of the brightest talents in the Championship and is in a rich vein of form heading into Sunday’s game.

He is a nightmare to play against as a defender, and it is going to be increasingly difficult to keep him quiet when he’s on the pitch.

 

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