Sunderland v Man City betting
Since Martin O’Neil has took over the managerial role at Sunderland they have done pretty well, they have looked extremely organised and motivated to give it a go whoever the opposition. However, compared to last season, the club has a lot to do. Last season was a strong one for Sunderland, they had a great squad and didn’t have many weaknesses and they had a strong and respectable home record. This season their defence has been a major problem for them, they have continued to concede on a regular basis and it is usually more than just a single goal.
On the other hand, Sunderland have a few good attacking players, they are not short of talent in midfield as well, but yet they still find themselves 15th in the Premiership and only 4 points clear from the regulation section of the league.
With Martin O’Neil Sunderland have a good chance of exceeding expectations and making the second half of the season a better one, their performance against Everton was a promising one, and they do have a lot to offer if they can find some form.
Recent weeks have not be kind to Man City, they were flying in every competition but are now out the Champions League and there massive lead in the premiership has vanished, they find themselves equal on points with their rivals Manchester United and only 5 goals ahead on goal difference heading into the new year.
Man City’s last result against West Brom was surprisingly poor, reminded everyone of their season last year, can’t take nothing away from West Brom though they played fantastically, but on balance Man City didn’t show much weakness, they were strong in defence, kept possession in midfield, just their attacking force lacked a bit of creativity, although West Brom were playing all their players behind the ball, but with the squad that Man City possesses, you would expect them to knock of West Brom.
With Man City being level on points with United, pressure could be highly influential in all matches to come now, especially as United have looked flawless and continue to knock down the goal difference margin. Man City’s boss would want some good performances in the weeks to come, for his players to keep a coal head, and with the amount of talent in the squad, be sure that City will continue to find their domineering instinct.
Prediction – Sunderland 0 – 2 Man City (7/1 with Ladbrokes)
Sunderland have looked dodgy in defence, conceding 9 goals in their last 6 games whereas Man City’s attacking play has been sensational this season and in contrast they have scored 11 in their last 6 games. However due to the previous slide suffered by Man City, Sunderland do have a chance, especially on the break as West Brom recently showed. But it should also be noted that Sunderland are a complete different team as they were a few weeks ago, Martin O’Neil has made a massive impact, he is a clever manager with various tactics up his sleeve, so this match has the potential for a surprising result, but on paper Man City should win comfortably.
First Goal Scorer:
- S. Aguero 4/1 with Skybet
- M. Balotelli 4/1 with William Hill
- D. Silva 6/1 with 118Bet
- S. Nasri 7/1 with Betfred
- J. Dong Wong 10/1 with Coral
- N. Bendtner 10/1 with Bluesquare
- R. Noble 14/1 with PaddyPower.
- Sunderland 0 – 1 Man City (6/1 with Betfred and PaddyPower)
- Sunderland 0 – 3 Man City (11/1 with Bet365, 12/1 with Ladbrokes)
- Sunderland 0 – 5 Man City (50/1 with Skybet, 66/1 with Ladbrokes)
- Sunderland 1 – 1 Man City (7/1 with 888sport)
- Sunderland 1 – 0 Man City (18/1 with Ladbrokes and Coral)
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