Crystal Palace play Sunderland at Selhurst Park in the late kickoff on Saturday evening. The match is expected to be significant for the Eagles who will be desperately hoping to record their first win of the season when they play host to a side that narrowly escaped relegation from the Premier League last year.
The Black Cats’ boss Paolo Di Canio has been immensely active in the transfer window, and while he has certainly brought in some promising players to the club, they still need to gel and understand each other better. Crystal Palace are keen to make the most out of their opponents’ instability and would be aiming for three points from Saturday’s encounter.
Crystal Palace are unbeaten in their last four home matches against Sunderland and the latter have only won 2 of their 14 previous league games at Selhurst Park. The Black Cats have also failed to win even one of their previous 6 Premier League matches and perhaps the time is just right for Crystal Palace to record their first win of the season.
The bookies have made Palace slender favourites with Bet365 offering odds of 2.63 for a home win against 3.00 on offer by Stan James for a Sunderland triumph. The prospect of a draw is priced at 3.30 by most bookies across the board.