Sunderland will try to advance to the quarterfinals of the FA Cup when they face Bradford on Sunday, February 15th in Valley Parade at 14:30.
In the FA Cup Betting Bradford v Sunderland, the Black Cats are favorites to win this game despite being on the road. They are listed at online sportsbook Bodog with 1.95 Odds while the Bantams are with 4.2, and the draw is with 3.5.
It will be the second time these teams meet in the FA Cup. The first occasion was in 1909 and Sunderland won by 1-0. The team led by Gus Poyet owns the series with 17 wins and 11 draws in 40 games in all competitions.
The Black Cats have a run of four straight games with no defeats against Bradford and in that span they have scored 11 goals and conceded just one. The last victory of the Bantams in the series was 15 years ago by 1-0 away from home
Sunderland are listed with 3.75 in the FA Cup Odds to win this match by one goal, while Bradford are with 6.0 to advance by the minimum difference. The Black Cats have only two wins in 12 games on the road this season in the Premier League, scoring 10 goals and allowing 18.
The Cats have won this tournament twice and the last time they reached the final was in 1992, when they lost 2-0 to Liverpool. For this edition, they are listed with 26.0 Odds to lift the cup.
The team led by Phil Parkinson surprised at the previous round defeating Chelsea 4-2 at Stamford Bridge. The League One team rallied from two goals down to get one of the biggest wins in their history and be in the fifth round of the FA Cup for the first time in 18 years.
English striker Jermaine Defoe is the favorite to get the first goal in this match and is listed with 5.1 Odds. He is followed by Steven Fletcher with 6.0 and Connor Wickham with 6.5.
Sunderland will have to play their best to avoid another surprise and get their ticket to the next round of the tournament.