Sunderland have a very well balanced team now and are well equipped to challenge for a UEFA cup spot. Cisse looks like a rejuvenated man under Roy Keane, chasing after balls and having that desire to get the ball and strike it. Sunderland have really improved their attacking lineup - Malbranque, Reid, Richardson, Diouf can all provide that spark of quality that is needed to unlock a watertight defence. The defensive duo of Anton Ferdinand and Collins are quite good and should be able to deal with whatever Stoke throws at them (GET IT? GET IT?). Furthermore, Stoke will probably see this match as an opportunity to gain points and will look to attack, which means that Sunderland will be able to utilize Cisse's pace on the counter. Sunderland will be on a derby-win high and I don't see them slipping up here.
Roland's prediction: $5 on Sunderland level ball @ 1.99 = $9.95
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Eddy's prediction: $5 on Sunderland level ball @ 1.99 = $9.95