West Ham v Sunderland Betting Odds, Tips and Preview – Sunday, 22 May 2011

Premier League Betting

One the weekend’s Premier League fixtures with no importance is West Ham v Sunderland. West Ham’s struggle against the drop is all over, after going down 3-2 against Wigan last weekend. That means West Ham, who immediately sacked boss Avram Grant, will be playing Championship football next season. They go against Sunderland who have had a disappointing season really. They are down in 14th at the start of final day play, with six defeats and two wins in their last eight. Steve Bruce needs to rebuild a bit in the summer and find a bit more punch up front. Sunderland have avoided the drop and a heavy 3-1 home defeat against Wolves last weekend, pretty much showed that they are already on their summer break. This is why there is a bit of value in backing the Hammers in West Ham v Sunderland betting, because in front of their home fans, West Ham will probably go out with a flourish. There is nothing to lose, nothing to gain in this match for the Upton Park crew, so with the pressure off, they could just perform against a Sunderland side who will be totally disinterested in the whole affair.

West Ham v Sunderland Betting Odds

West Ham Evens at Bet365, Draw 13/5 at BetFred, Sunderland 3/1 at Victor Chandler