Sunderland, Spurs look worth a wager

SPORTS BETTING
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SUNDERLAND LOOK a good bet at 11-10 to beat Leicester City in the first leg of their Worthington Cup semi-final tie at the Stadium Of Light tomorrow.

These two-legged affairs tend to favour the home side in the first leg, as the visitors are frequently content to take a narrow defeat back home for the second encounter.

Leicester, tipped here at 14-1 to win the trophy and now a top-priced 11-4, will not lose much sleep if they are a goal down for the return at Filbert Street, which is just as well as their recent results suggest that may be the best they can hope for.

They were fielding a weakened side when hammered 6-2 by Manchester United in the Premiership recently, but there were few excuses for Saturday's FA Cup exit by Coventry.

Sunderland, conversely, running away with the First Division, were not disgraced in being beaten 1-0 by Blackburn.

Tottenham, at 10-11, can beat Wimbledon in the first leg of their semi- final at White Hart Lane.

WORTHINGTON CUP

C H L T

Tottenham 15-8 7-4 15-8 2-1

Leicester 11-4 9-4 5-2 11-4

Wimbledon 11-4 3-1 11-4 11-4

Sunderland 10-3 4-1 7-2 10-3

SEMI-FINAL TIES

C H L T

Sunderland 11-10 11-10 11-10 evens

draw 9-4 9-4 9-4 9-4

Leicester 2-1 2-1 2-1 9-4

Tottenham 5-6 4-5 10-11 10-11

draw 12-5 9-4 9-5 11-5

Wimbledon 13-5 3-1 10-3 13-5

C Coral, H William Hill, L Ladbrokes, T Tote

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