Sunderland appoint Phil Parkinson as new boss

Sunderland are 6-1 to win Sky Bet League One this season after appointing Phil Parkinson as their new manager.

The former Bolton boss has signed a deal until 2022 and replaces Jack Ross, who was sacked after winning only five of Sunderland's opening 11 league fixtures.

Only 6-4 shots Ipswich lead the Black Cats in the title betting and Parkinson's new side are rated 6-4 with Sky Bet to gain promotion to the Sky Bet Championship.

They are a best-priced 7-4 to win Parkinson's first game in charge against Wycombe, who are 17-10 to take the spoils on Saturday.

Match in Focus

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Brighton v Crystal Palace

Home WinDrawAway Win
Key stats
  • Four of Palace’s five away defeats have been against top-half opponents
Expert verdict
Brighton’s winless streak extended to seven matches at the weekend and their proximity to the drop zone is becoming a real concern. The Seagulls have won just one of their last seven at home, while Crystal Palace have lost only five of their 13 league away games this term.

 

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