Sunderland have been the pick of Oddschecker punters in the relegation market following their 86th minute defeat to Nottingham Forest on Tuesday evening, their seventh in their first seven league fixtures. It’s now been over nine months since the Black Cats last won a game at The Stadium Of Light and Simon Grayson’s men now sit just one point above the relegation zone.
Their struggles have not gone unnoticed with bookies slashing their odds from as big as 25/1 earlier in the season to just 7/1 to suffer back-to-back relegations (best price 10/1).
Their latest setback has led to the North East club attracting over 64% of all bets on the relegation market since the final whistle.
The Mackems had started the season brightly with a run of four games unbeaten across all competitions. However, a run of four straight defeats in the league has seen both bookies and punters react with pre-season predictions of another season of struggle looking more and more likely.