Sunderland odds-against to survive

  • By: Andy Schooler
  • Last Updated: October 8 2013, 14:43 BST

Sunderland are 11/10 to stay in the Premier League after Gus Poyet was appointed as their new boss.

Gus Poyet: Chosen to lead Sunderland's survival bid
Gus Poyet: Chosen to lead Sunderland's survival bid

The bookies largely left their relegation and survival markets unchanged following Tuesday morning's news, which had been widely predicted.

The Black Cats, currently bottom of the table with just one point from their first seven games, are a best of 10/11 for the drop.

BetVictor said they were "unconvinced" that Poyet would be able to keep Sunderland up, while Paddy Power added the club "need to secure some elusive wins and fast."

Poyet has signed a deal under the end of next season.

He is evens to see that contract out with bet365 and 8/11 that he fails to last that long.

Ladbrokes offer 4/1 that he fails to make it to the end of the current campaign, while Sky Bet go 20/1 that he is the next top-flight boss to leave his post.

Several firms bet on Sunderland's first league win under the Uruguayan.

Sky Bet and Pady Power offer 5/1 that it comes at the first attempt - away to Swansea on October 19.

It's 2/1 (William Hill) that Poyet break his duck at home to North East rivals Newcastle eight days later.

Hill's also offer 2/1 Sunderland fail to win any of their next four matches, which also include clashes with Hull (a) and Manchester City (h).

Meanwhile, Poyet is 16/1 to lead the club to a trophy this season with Sky Bet - they are still in the League Cup and have the FA Cup to come in the New Year - while it's 7/2 that the former Brighton supremo wins a manager of the month award in the current campaign. That's also with the Leeds-based firm.

  • Posted at 1240 BST on 08/10/2013.