Manchester United v Sunderland – Betting Preview

Game: Manchester United (1st-18 pts) vs Sunderland (8th –12 pts)
Competition: Barclays Premier League
Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester
KO Time: 17:30 GMT

Sunderland travel to the North-West to face Manchester United in the Barclays Premier League. The Black Cats would be happy to come home even with a point from the match but the Red Devils would be hoping to secure all three points and put pressure on Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal who play their matches on Sunday.

Here are a few good bookmakers you’d be able to place a bet with –

Form Guide (Last five games- all competitions- Manchester United)

Manchester United 2-1 VfL Wolfsburg (Giggs, Carrick- Dzeko)
Stoke City 0-2 Manchester United (Berbatov,O’Shea)
Manchester United 1-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers (Wellbeck)
Manchester United 4-3 (Rooney, Fletcher*2, Owen- Barry, Bellamy*2)
Besiktas 0-1 Manchester United (Scholes)

Ryan Giggs delivered yet another stunning performance against Wolfsburg in midweek, after helping his team to a win against Stoke at the weekend. Berbatov and Rooney have been among the goals and it will be an uphill task for the Sunderland defence to stop them from scoring.Michael Owen is set to miss out the clash with a groin strain due to which he was substituted against Wolfsburg on Wednesday. Edwin Van Der Sar, Owen Hargreaves and Gabriel Obertan are the other players on the injury list.

Form Guide (Last five games- all competitions- Sunderland)

Sunderland 5-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers (Bent, Jones*2, Turner, Mancienne (OG) – Mensah (OG), Doyle)
Sunderland 2-0 Birmingham City (Henderson, Campbell)
Burnley 3-1 Sunderland (Alexander, Nugent*2- Bent)
Sunderland 4-1 Hull City (Bent*2, Reid, Turner- Zayate)
Stoke City 1-0 Sunderland (Kitson)

Darren Bent has revived his scoring form of the 2005-06 season when he scored 22 goals for Charlton Athletic. Andy Reid and Steed Malbranque’s creativity in the midfield has been a major reason for Sunderland’s success this season. However they have won only one of their three away games this season.
Lee Cattermole may be fit enough to face United after being substituted at half-time against the Wolves. However Daryl Murphy and John Mensah will miss the game with a back problem and a thigh injury respectively.

Past meetings

Sunderland 1-2 Manchester United
Manchester United 1-0 Sunderland
Sunderland 0-4 Manchester United
Manchester United 1-0 Sunderland
Manchester United 0-0 Sunderland

Sunderland have never beaten Manchester United at Old Trafford in any competition and the Red Devils have a 100 percent record at home this season.

Match Verdict: – Mensah’s absence will weaken Sunderland’s defence to a considerable extent. Manchester United are on a eight match winning streak in all competitions and are likely to continue the run. A comfortable win for the Red Devils is the most likely outcome of the match.

Manchester United 2-0 Sunderland (Berbatov, Rooney)

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  • no United fans will put their nick as manU so that makes you an idiot to begin with. United was lucky to get away with a point, their performance was below par, running around like a headless chicken.

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