Leicester City vs Sunderland
|Date & Time||Saturday May 16, 2015, 11:00 AM (EDT)|
The Line Sunderland 9/5 Draw 23/10 Leicester City 9/5
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Another relegation six pointer live from the Stadium of light as Sunderland play host to a resurrgent Leicester City. Both of these teams looked to be in deep trouble a couple of weeks ago but both have since turned things around and Leicester in particular looked so likely for relegation that their turn around has been nothing short of magnificent. With Nigel Pearson at the helm Leicester wont be lacking for fighting spirit , the experience of Cambiasso has been a key component of Leicester's revival as the former Inter Milan midfielder has been terrific in running the games from the center. With Ulloa and King chipping in with the goals that were needed to turn this all around Leicester are one win from a miraculous turnaround. Could that win happen on Saturday for the Foxes?
Sunderland themselves looked dead and buried a couple of weeks ago but wins over Southampton and Everton have left Dick Advocaat's side on the verge of safety. Sunderland look to Defoe, Wickham and Fletcher to save their season and get out of the relegation zone. While Sunderland do have two games left after tomorrow they face Arsenal and Chelsea both away from home. While Leicester City face the already relegated QPR at home. If anything this game tomorrow is more important to the home side than Leicester but if Hull can win at the weekend it could be a very important game for both.
Neither team will want to lose this but Sunderland may look at this game as one they have to win. Both teams have to be given credit for turning things around in recent weeks and really this is a meeting of two of the most inform teams in the league. The Stadium of light will be rocking tomorrow and I think that the home side may just get the lift they need to push themselves on to a win. But the value for me here is in the overs market. I think we see goals here more due to mistakes and nerves, with strong offences both teams can capitalise on any mistakes made.