Sunderland v Tottenham odds, free bets & team news : Spurs eye away win

Its a busy Saturday of Premier League football, with Arsenal v Man City, plus Chelsea vs Swansea followed by Sunderland v Tottenham from the Stadium of Light (KO 15:00).

Sunderland will be looking for their first Premier League win of the season when they host Tottenham on Saturday.

The Black Cats went down 1-0 away to Queens Park Rangers last time, with Charlie Austin scoring the only goal.

The former Non-League striker headed the only goal on the stroke of half-time, as the R’s won for the first time this campaign.

Sunderland enjoyed a positive deadline day, adding both Sebastian Coates and Ricky Alvaraz on long deals.

Tottenham were easily beaten by Liverpool before the international break, bringing to an end to their impressive start to the season.

Raheem Sterling opened the scoring early on, before Steven Gerrard and Alberto Moreno sealed a comfortable victory for the Reds.

Tottenham allowed the likes of Lewis Holtby and Sandro to leave the club on transfer deadline day, although they missed out on Danny Welbeck to rivals Arsenal.

Spurs did the double over Sunderland last season, winning 2-1 at the Stadium of Light, with Paulinho among the goalscorers.

Team news

Gus Poyet’s new signings in Alvarez and Coates may have to make their debuts from the bench this weekend.

Connor Wickham is expected to lead the line ahead of both Steven Fletcher and Jozy Altidore as Sunderland continues with a 4-5-1 formation.

Emmanuel Giaccherini has been in and out of the Sunderland starting XI since joining last season, however is likely to feature on Saturday.

Emmanuel Adebayor will continue up front ahead of Roberto Soldado in a 4-2-3-1 formation for Tottenham.

Mauricio Pochettino may well make changes after the Liverpool loss, with the likes of Andros Townsend and Federico Fazio hopeful of starting.

Paulinho hasn’t featured much in the league, although could come in for the Algerian midfielder Nabil Bentaleb.

Sunderland (4-5-1): Mannone, Vergini, O’Shea, Brown, Van Aanholt, Johnson, Larsson, Cattermole, Rodwell, Giacherrini, Wickham

Tottenham (4-2-3-1): Lloris, Dier, Fazio, Vertonghen, Rose, Capoue, Paulinho, Lamela, Eriksen, Townsend, Adebayor

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