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Sunderland for the drop? Yes, says club's main sponsors

How’s this for a lack of faith?

Sunderland’s main sponsors have made the club odds-on favourites for relegation.

Dafabet’s name might be emblazoned on the Sunderland jersey, and the website boasts the club logo  along with a dramatic image of players Lee Cattermole, Seb Larsson and Jermain Defoe.

But after two disappointing losses in the English Premier League, the betting company has made the Mackems 5/8 favourites for the drop.

To add insult to injury, the betting site also names Sunderland 1,000/1 to finish in the top four.

Under-fire manager Dick Advocaat at the match between Sunderland and Norwich. PHOTO: AFP

Their first match, against Leicester, saw the Black Cats go down by three goals within the first 25 minutes. That match ended 4-2 to the hosts.

Then the match at home against newly promoted Norwich ended in a 3-1 defeat. 

Manager Dick Advocaat held a meeting to "clear the air" with players.

The hope is that it will help before they meet Swansea on Saturday. So far, the Swans have held Chelsea to a 2-all draw and have beaten Newcastle.

The magpies are also named as Dafabets likely suspects for the drop at 4/1 behind Bournemouth at 6/5 and Aston Villa at 11/4.

Sunderland are currently bottom of the table with zero points.

Source: Mail Online


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