Sunderland host Everton at 8pm in tonight’s live football knowing a loss will leave them firmly rooted in the relegation zone.
It’s not as if the Black Cats haven’t been chasing their tails at the start of the season previously, but when he took the job David Moyes said it was time the club moved on from being likely relegation candidates every campaign.
His former side Everton arrive at the Stadium of Light also under new management, however the Toffees have taken to life under former Southampton boss Ronald Koeman far better than Sunderland with Moyes at the helm.
Everton come into the game as favourites on the back of three wins on the bounce and they’re to make it a fourth.
It’s really no wonder Sunderland are as big as for a victory, given that the only team they’ve managed to beat all season has been lowly Shrewsbury Town – and even that came courtesy of a late goal from the on-loan Adnan Januzaj.
Moyes’ men did put in a much-more positive performance at Southampton last time out, but still couldn’t hold out for the win after scoring in the 80th minute as they were pegged back by a Jay Rodriguez goal five minutes later.
With Sunderland still without a win in the league, Ronald Koeman must have been cursing the international break for breaking his side’s momentum.
After netting twice for his country against Cyprus last week, Romelu Lukaku is back amongst the goals and is the favourite to score first tonight.
Two of our Hotshot Jackpot punters are frantically waiting on Lukaku to score at any time to split the whopping £325k pot between them, he’s at to achieve that feat.
Knowing what’s on the line, our traders have had some fun with it and decided to offer evens on him to break the hearts of our Hotshot Jackpot players and not score.
On the Sunderland side of things, Jermain Defoe has hit two in three for the Black Cats and he’s at to find the net at anytime in the game.
A sneaky bet may be on both Lukaku and Defoe score in the contest, that wager comes in at .
A good value play could be Everton to take a 1-0 victory away from Sunderland tonight at .
Under Moyes, Sunderland are only managing one goal per game and Everton have kept a clean sheet in their last two contests.
One thing is for sure, a loss tonight will have Moyes facing down the barrel of a third managerial catastrophe in-a-row, after debacles at Manchester United and Real Sociedad.
He’s at to be the first manager sacked this season, imagine if he’d never left Goodison Park?