Now that the Wearside outfit are eight points clear of the relegation zone, perhaps the idea of an FA Cup run is feasible, especially as they are one of the form teams in the land. How many other sides have beaten Manchester City recently?
Sunderland have already been eliminated from the Carling Cup by a Championship side (Brighton) and won’t want to suffer the same fate at London Road on Sunday, with Betfred (£50 free bets) offering even money that the visitors continue their strong form by beating Peterborough.
It promises to be an entertaining match considering that Posh like to score plenty of goals, 44 being netted in 25 games this term and they are likely to go for the jugular in this match. Darren Ferguson’s side are unbeaten in their last five games and can be backed at 3/1 (Ladbrokes – £50 free betting) to pull off a cup upset in this game.
O’Neill might consider resting some of the players that worked so hard to beat Manchester City and then followed it up with that excellent performance at Wigan. Ji Dong-Won is a 6/1 chance and the Chinese striker will get another chance to prove himself after that dramatic late winner at the Stadium of Light.