Both teams have played 180 minutes of Premier League football thus far and managed just one goal between them, which makes it logical to consider a bet on Under 2.5 Goals at 4/6 (bet365 – £200 free bets).
However, it might be a little too early to start looking for trends, with Swansea having faced Manchester City in their opening game and it was natural for Brendan Rodgers to want his newly-promoted team to follow that 4-0 drubbing at Eastlands up with a stout defensive display against Wigan.
The Swans have a point on the board and will now be looking to go into the international break with an additional three, with odds of 6/4 (William Hill – £25 free bet) available about a home win that will have supporters at the Liberty Stadium dancing in the aisles.
Sunderland’s 1-1 draw at Liverpool on the opening day of the season was by no means a fluke, although the Black Cats were once again beaten in the Tyne-Wear derby the following weekend and Steve Bruce will have had to raise spirits on the training ground this week.
The visitors are 2/1 to claim their first Premier League win of the season in south Wales, although tiredness could be a factor for the Wearside team who played 120 minutes of Carling Cup football at Brighton only to suffer a 1-0 defeat in extra-time.
Asamoah Gyan was rested for the game and the Ghanaian (6/1 Blue Square) is being heavily relied upon to score goals now that Darren Bent and Danny Welbeck are no longer at the club. Perhaps the value Sunderland player is Sebastian Larsson (16/1 Ladbrokes) who strikes a mean dead ball.
Swansea’s free-flowing style will surely yield a few goals this term and Scott Sinclair is a 7/1 chance to break the deadlock in a match will could go a long way to determining whether City stay in the Premier League.