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Weekend football betting: the best North-East bets
3:53pm Friday 27th September 2013 in Sport
Sunderland's home meeting against Liverpool is shrouded in uncertainty following the departure of Paolo Di Canio. Ignoring the Capital One Cup victory against Peterborough, it's hard to know how the Black Cats will react to the change at the helm, but bookies are anticipating more struggle so they're BetVictor's 5/1 outsiders for the points.
The visitors are odds-on at 4/6 via William Hill to heap more misery on Sunderland, who are 3/1 (Skybet) to stop the rot by picking up a point. It's 13/2 with Ladbrokes to finish 1-1 just as it did when the pair met on Wearside last season.
Alternatively, bet365 offer 4/1 about any score draw at the Stadium of Light, where Winner.com hand them a goal start at 13/10 in the handicaps and Stan James rate the Black Cats at 11/4 draw no bet.
Some might feel their team is more relaxed under new management so Paddy Power's 6/1 marked against a victory by a one-goal margin for Kevin Ball's troops is set to prove popular. There could also be cash for a 1-0 home win at a massive 15/1 (BetVictor) and in Steven Fletcher's absence, Jozy Altidore will be well backed at 17/2 with bet365 to break the deadlock.
The surprise home defeat against Hull saw the feelgood factor at St James' Park dissipate and although Newcastle bounced back with a Capital Cup triumph against Leeds, the Magpies are bet365's 5/1 outsiders to win at unbeaten Everton, who BetVictor rate as 8/13 favourites.
At 3/1, this time via Stan James, is the stalemate, which is set to attract cash given that the pair shared the spoils in last term's corresponding fixture, William Hill post 16/1 against a repeat of the 2-2 scoreline from that contest and it's 18/5 (Ladbrokes) for a score draw.
In the handicaps, Alan Pardew's men enjoy a goal start at 6/5 (Skybet) and also for those fans hedging their bets, there's Paddy Power's 7/2 marked against United in the draw no bet market.
Fans betting more optimistically might prefer bet365's 13/2 for Newcastle to shade it by one, a wager that covers both a 1-0 (17/1, BetVictor) or 2-1 (18/1, bet365) victory while it's 9/1 courtesy of Stan James for Pardew's charges to lead at the end of each half and betway go 15/2 about Loic Remy adding to last week's brace by grabbing the first goal.
Bookies think Middlesbrough are up against it as they visit Championship leaders QPR, betway rating Tony Mowbray's troops as 7/2 underdogs ahead of the Loftus Road scrap, which is 17/20 (bet365) to go the way of the in-form hosts.
A point (14/5, BetVictor) would be a good return for Boro and Ladbrokes offer 7/1 about a 1-1 scoreline in West London, where the visitors are 20/21 in Stan James's handicaps, when kicking-off a goal in front.
Priced at 9/4 in Paddy Power's draw no bet market, Boro are as high as 5/1 with Skybet to register a victory by one goal while BetVictor quote them at a chunky 14/1 to grab the only goal.
Elsewhere, bet365 price the match at 21/20 to produce fewer than three goals, it's 15/2 (BetVictor) for Mowbray's team to combine a win with a clean sheet and at the other end betway quote a Kei Kamara opener at 9/1.
In League Two, bet365 make Hartlepool 9/5 to send Oxford home empty-handed and it's 12/5 via Skybet to finish all square.
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