Sunderland is a team that is very strong at home, and will be totally fired up for this derby clash. However, they have not beaten Newcastle in the past 8 years, their last win coming in November 2000. We all know how streaks have to end and I feel that this is the time, as Roy Keane has assembled a solid counterattacking unit with the likes of Andy Reid, Richardson, Cisse all providing quality in attack. Back defensively they are disciplined and strong, so I think Newcastle will have a hard time breaking them down especially with the loss of Owen. Against City, Newcastle showed heart but no final product as Shitla Ameobi was disastrous and Martins is still not at full fitness, so I think a Sunderland win is due.
Roland's prediction: $5 on Sunderland -0/0.5 @ 1.920 = $9.60