(Alamy Stock Photo)By Conor LairdDecember 26, 2022 at 9:00 am GMT Recommended betsTip of the gameSunderland vs Blackburn RoversSunderland and Blackburn to end as a draw – 21/10Bet £10 and get £31 in returnOur recommended bet for Monday’s clash at the Stadium of Light comes in the form of a draw between Sunderland and Blackburn Rovers.A £10 wager for such an outcome will secure you a return of £31 with Betway.£30 Matched Free Bet if your First Acca losesNew UK customers only. Min Deposit: £5. Maximum Free Bet: £30. First bet on a Football or Horse Racing multiple with 3+ selections. Overall odds: 3.00 (2/1) or higher. Free Bets available upon settlement of the qualifying bet. Debit card deposits only. Deposit method restrictions apply. This is offer is valid for 7 days from your new account being registered. 18+. BeGambleAware.org. Bet The Responsible Way. Full terms apply.Match previewA Sunderland outfit eyeing a return to winning ways will act as hosts on Monday, December 26th, in a Championship showdown with high-flying Blackburn Rovers at the Stadium of Light.The Black Cats, of course, emerged from the recent World Cup break in scintillating form, putting Millwall to the sword by three goals to nil to build hope of a potential surge up the table in England’s 2nd tier.The two weeks since, however, have seen Tony Mowbray’s troops fail to kick on.First, a late collapse saw Sunderland put to the sword by two goals to one at the hands of West Bromwich Albion.Then, last time out, a trip to relegation-threatened Hull City saw the Black Cats surrender the lead late on once more, upon Ross Stewart’s opener being cancelled out by Ozan Tufan en route to an eventual sharing of the spoils.Sunderland, as a result, have slipped back into the bottom half, as we move into the 2nd half of the Championship season.Blackburn Rovers vs West Ham United – Emirates FA Cup – Fifth Round – Ewood Park (Alamy Stock Photo)The upcoming visitors to the Stadium of Light, in turn, will no doubt fancy their chances of emerging with all three points on Boxing Day.This comes with Blackburn fresh off an altogether more positive result in their own latest league outing.Jon Dahl Tomasson’s men made the trip to Carrow Road last weekend with concern spreading in the camp, owing to back-to-back defeats dealing the club’s automatic promotion bid a hefty blow.Come the full-time whistle in East Anglia, though, Rovers had bounced back, and in some style.This came as Ben Gibson’s early own goal was added to late on by Tyrhys Dolan, en route to a 2-0 victory over fellow promotion candidates Norwich.This result also ensured that Blackburn’s remarkable run of 23 fixtures without a single draw to open the term continued, with the club’s record now standing at 13 wins and 10 defeats.Though such a stretch being brought to an end at the Stadium of Light on Monday does look a real possibility, we at 101 are therefore backing the visitors to ultimately emerge on the right side of the scoreline, to take all three points back to Lancashire.Bet £10 Get £60 in BonusesNew UK customers only. Register (excl. 09/04/22). Register using the promo code BETFRED60, deposit and place first bet of £10+ on Sports (cumulative Evens+) within 7 days of registration. First bet must be on Sports. £20 in Free Bets to be used on Sports, £10 in Free Bets to be used on Lotto and 50 Free Spins (20p per spin) credited within 48 hours of bet settlement. Further £20 in Free Bets credited 5 days after settlement. Bonuses have a 7-day expiry. Payment restrictions apply. SMS verification and/or Proof of I.D and address may be required. Full T&Cs applyBetting odds, stats and fixturesEverton vs Wolves betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions & oddsRochdale vs Hartlepool betting tips: League Two preview, prediction and oddsConor LairdDie-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos… Give them all statues outside the Emirates.