It will be worth dropping by online bookmaker Ladbrokes for Sunderland v Middlesbrough FA Cup betting on Sunday. The bookie has a great betting promotion running for the FA Cup fourth round match at the Stadium of Light. Sunderland host Championship side Middlesbrough, who are chasing a play off place in the division at the moment. Sunderland have undergone something of a revival since Martin O’Neill took over from the sacked Steve Bruce, tightening up at the back a lot and becoming a force to be reckoned with. They are finally starting to live up to potential and a different looking side from the one which struggled through the first half of the season. Sunderland, who will be without Nicolas Bendtner will be favourites to take a stride forward in the competition as they face a Middlesbrough side who are riding high, but are on a bad run of form. Borough have lost three league matches in a row now, as they have hit a major slump. They are still clinging on to a play off place in the Championship, just about, but they have lost a lot of ground with no win in four. But the FA Cup is always a great distraction for Championship side when there is the chance of claiming a Premier League scalp, and with this being a Wear-Tees derby of course, then the emotions and passions will be running high. One thing that Middlesbrough can take into the match is an unbeaten run of four games against Sunderland in their previous meetings. So they can take a bit of confidence with them, and no doubt a win over Sunderland would help with confidence in getting their Championship challenge back on track.
But Sunderland are favourites, and if they open the scoring to take the lead the in the match but fail to go on and win, then online bookmaker Ladbrokes will refund lost Goalscorer bets. So there is some good Sunderland v Middlesbrough FA Cup betting insurance to take here with Ladbrokes. It means you jump right into the First Goalscorer market, where Stephane Sessegnon is favourite at 5/1, with Frazier Campbell and Connor Wickham just behind at 11/2 in the market. So good value, if you take end up with a losing First Goalscorer selection, but Sunderland fail to go on and win the match after scoring first, then it will be time for refunds! Qualifying bets have to be placed before kick off. Popular bookie Ladbrokes offer a free £50 bet for new customers registering an account. The bookie will match the value of your first stake on a new account with a free bet, up to the maximum value of £50 giving you some great free betting cash to enjoy.