Sunderland vs Arsenal 10/25/2014 English Premier League Preview
Arsenal vs Sunderland
Saturday 25th October 2014 15:00(GMT)
The Line: Sunderland 9/2 Draw 14/5 Arsenal 4/5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBC Sports Live
This one really is a tough one to call. Sunderland come into this game off the back of an embarressing 8-0 loss to Southampton. surely if the players have any sort of professional pride they will come out tomorrow and give 150% to try to prove that last week was nothing more than a fluke result. Gus Poyet was obviously hurt by his players lack of effort and as he said himself too many of them quit. Mannone, O'Shea, Cattermole these are guys with alot of pride and they will have been deeply hurt by that scoreline. Sunderland are not known as quitters, they are a hard working tough tackling give it everything type of team, that is what their fans expect and I expect a big performance from the home side tomorrow.
On the other side we have an Arsenal team that were absolutely awful in Anderlecht on Tuesday night but somehow managed to score twice in the last five minutes to win the game. This was on the back of a dreadful performance at home to Hull where realistically Hull should have taken all three points. Arsene Wenger has got to get his team performing again or they will fall down the table. A trip to a completely disjointed Sunderland may seem like the ideal fixture for Arsenal but I think Sunderland on Saturday are going to put in a hugely physical effort and I am not sure that will suit the Wellbeck, Ramsey and Cazorla's of this world.
So tough to call here both teams are due a bounce back and owe their fans performances. So I am going with the overs. I think we will see both teams find the net and wouldnt be surprised if we have a highly entertaining 2-2 draw. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo