West Brom might have managed 20 goals on the road, although they have netted less than half that amount in front of their own supporters, with Wolves and Bolton the only teams to be beaten and it is a record which could yet drag them into a dogfight.
Perhaps that Black Country win spells a strong end to the season and you can get 6/4 (Betfred free bets) about a win for the Albion in this match, with Peter Odemwingie likely to be a popular bet when it comes to the first goalscorer.
The Nigerian etched himself into West Brom folklore when scoring a hat-trick against the enemy and he is a 6/1 chance (Boylesports) to score the first goal of the game, although Sunderland are one of the form teams in the Premier League since Martin O’Neill took charge.
The Black Cats booked their place in the quarter final of the FA Cup when beating Arsenal last weekend and they have looked tough to beat under their manager, winning recently at Stoke thanks to a James McClean strike.
Some will consider the visitors a big price at 2/1 (Paddy Power £100 free bets) based on West Brom’s abject home form and McClean is an 11/1 chance (bet365) to celebrate his call up to the Republic of Ireland squad by breaking the deadlock at The Hawthorns.