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Sunderland v Manchester City Prediction 2nd February 2016

30th January 2016 / lee
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Sunderland v Manchester City Premier League, 2nd February

Two sides at the opposite end of the table. Man City start the midweek action in second place in the Premier League, while Sunderland start second from bottom. So a big three points up for grabs for both of these and the Black Cats have won four of their last five home games in the top flight against the Citizens. Will City suffer another setback in their chase for the Premier League or will they send relegation a little bit closer to the Wearside outfit? Sunderland are running as 6/1 underdogs for a home win, with Man City at 4/9 and the draw at 10/3.

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Key Stats – Sunderland v Manchester City

City have lost four of their last five league visits to Sunderland by a 1-0 scoreline

Sergio Aguero has netted 11 goals in his last nine league matches for the Citizens

The Citizens have won just one of their last eight league games away from home

The most frequent scoreline at the Stadium of LIght this season has been 0-1 losses

Sunderland v Manchester City Betting Tips

The Black Cats are still in a big fight against relegation down to the Championship. They start midweek four points away from safety so have some work to do. They have been doing better as of late, with just one loss in their last four Premier League outings, which was an away game at Tottenham. They are unbeaten in their last two at the Stadium of LIght in the Premier League (W1 D1) but their home form overall this season has been so patchy it’s hard to know what you are going to get from them. Their lone win in their last four at home came against Aston Villa, the only side beneath them in the league standings. To highlight their struggles, they have been leading at half time in just three of their eleven home fixtures this season in the top flight.

They need Jermain Defoe to keep firing, the former England man has five in his last four, but none of them in Sunderland’s last two. The Black Cats have only won more Premier League home games against Stoke than they have against Man City. They had won four consecutive home matches against City by a 1-0 scoreline before they were hammered by the Citizens 4-1 in last season’s corresponding fixture. A 1-0 correct score in favor of Sunderland will fetch you odds of 18/1 with Paddy Power, the reverse being a 1-0 Correct Score win for City at 6/1. Only 36% of league matches at the Stadium of Light have gone over 2.5 goals but look for this one to go over the goal line for 8/11 for Tuesday night’s match because the last five between these in all competitions have flown over the mark.

Manchester City have won just one of their last eight Premier League away games, which is pretty shocking. They are unbeaten in their last three though (W1 D2) so an improvement from them and they have scored exactly two goals in their last two away from the Etihad. Sergio Aguero is on fire at the moment and First Goalscorer outright favourite for the match. Home and away, the Citizens have gone unbeaten in their last six but they have alternated between a win and draw over that sequence of league matches. City have claimed three clean sheets in their last five Premier League outings. They have claimed two 4-1 wins over Sunderland already this season (one League Cup, one league match) and that has been the final score in three of the last four meetings between these.

Who will win – Sunderland v Manchester City Predictions

Sunderland have battled well without a great deal of output at the of the day on home soil. Manchester City, with Sergio Aguero playing as well as he is again should have what it takes to pick up three points. They have won their last four on the bounce against the Black Cats in all competitions and are unbeaten in six against them. Away win, plenty of goals expected in the match though.

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