Who will score more goals? We price up Sunderland v Middlesbrough

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It’s been eight years since all three big North East clubs played in the top division, and only a miracle will see it happen again next term.

Both Sunderland and Middlesbrough look doomed to drop into the Championship, with 1/200 offered on the Black Cats to go down, and 1/50 on the Teessiders.

So we’re looking at the alternative market of, who will score the most goals?

With just 24 and 22 goals respectively, Sunderland and Middlesbrough languish at the foot of the goalscoring table.

Six sides have scored more alone than the pair combined, while Everton’s Romelu Lukaku has 23 by himself.

Whichever way you look at it, things have been pretty poor.

Sunderland haven’t scored in any of their last seven games, and have failed to find the net in 16 of their 31 fixtures this season.

David Moyes’ men have only managed to score two or more on six occasions.

Things aren’t much better for Boro either. The Reds have failed to score 15 times and bagged one solitary strike on nine occasions.

That leaves just five games where the Teessiders managed to net twice or more.

But despite netting three times in the last four games – versus Sunderland’s barren spell – our traders make the Black Cats 1/5 favourites to win this particular match bet.

And that puts Boro as the 10/3 outsiders. Can they win this little battle at the bottom and restore a little bit of pride in the North East?

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

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Richard Marsh

Richard loves his sport, especially if it involves the sound of tyres screaming around a race track. He's not fussy though and his '90s Premier League nostalgia and knowledge of team nicknames is tough to match.