Sunderland v Tottenham: Lilywhites by a goal among 3 top tips

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Tottenham might have been handed their caps by Liverpool last time out, but the Lilywhites can return to winning ways at Sunderland, a team they have a terrific recent record against.

Ladbrokes score the contest in Spurs’ favour, with the visitors 21/20 favourites for the points, Sunderland in arrears at 5/2 and those interested in perching on the fence can take odds of 12/5 for the draw.

Here at Ladbrokes News though, we’ve come up with three altogether jazzier punts for the match:

Tottenham to win by one goal @ 29/10

Any tipster worth their salt should have gleaned that this particular punt would have landed on three of Tottenham’s last four league visits to the Stadium of Light.

They’d also be armed with the knowledge that five of the last six Spurs triumphs over the Black Cats home or away were secured by a single ripple of the net.

Gus Poyet’s side also succumbed to a 1-0 loss last time out, while Tottenham’s first foray away from White Hart Lane saw them edge West Ham by the same score.

Tottenham to win 1-0 or 2-1 @ 3/1

If ever there was a time to exploit Ladbrokes’ hugely generous coupled-correct-score markets, this folks, is it.

The aforementioned quintet of Spurs victories finished by either of these scorelines, while the anomaly in the pattern – a 5-1 Sunderland defeat at the Lane on final day of last season – can easily be attributed to the Wearsiders’ survival having already been secured.

Erik Lamela to score anytime @ 9/4

Encouragingly for Spurs fans bewildered by their club’s record investment, Lamela has begun the season in fine fettle, though a first goal of the campaign still eludes him.

Said goal should soon be forthcoming if Lamela’s beautifully struck side-foot volley for Argentina against Germany is anything to go by.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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