It’s the first North-East Derby of the season as Sunderland take on Newcastle at the Stadium of Light. On paper this looks to be an intriguing match, but if you think Newcastle are due a win, then Paddy Power may have just the offer for you today.
The general betting with Paddy Power sees Sunderland at 13/8, the draw at 9/4, and Newcastle at 9/5.
Newcastle put 6 past Norwich last week, but Sunderland have won their last five league matches (home and away) against Newcastle. The previous two results to that were draws, meaning Newcastle haven’t beaten Sunderland since a 1-0 at the Stadium of Light back in August 2011, a long time ago.
Given Sunderland’s struggles this season, Newcastle’s massive win last week, and the sheer fact that the Geordies must be due a win – and everything surely points to a Newcastle victory today?
The problem with this fixture though, is that it seems to fly in the face of form and common sense (as do the two clubs in general).
The only thing I can be sure about with this match is that it is officially known as the Wear-Tyne Derby, as Sunderland are the home side. Don’t call it the Tyne-Wear Derby (that’s when Newcastle are at home), a common mistake – but one likely to upset Sunderland fans.
All in all there is quite a good selection of matches played today, with a total of four being played in the Premier League, including the Manchester Derby (more Manchester Derby Betting here).
On top of the four Premier League matches, there are four from the French league (including PSG), and Borussia Dortmund are playing in one of the two Bundesliga matches taking place today. There are also Spanish, Italian and Portuguese league matches taking place, all of these matches are included on the Paddy Power Acca Insurance coupon.
All this means there is plenty of chances for accumulator bets today, so make sure you check out our acca insurance page to get yourself the best acca deal, be it a refund if one match lets you down, or a bonus paid on top of winning acca bets.