Sunderland v Manchester United Preview

October 3, 2013 | By

2013 Premier League Asia Trophy Free Bets No Deposit Required English Premiership action Saturday Evening comes from the Stadium of Light featuring Sunderland versus Manchester United.

View our Betting Preview, Tips, Predictions and Match Odds for the game that can be seen exclusively Live on Sky Sports 1 High Definition, with a scheduled 17:30pm (BST) Kick Off Time.

Sunderland v Manchester United Preview, Premiership, Saturday 5th October 2013

Sunderland head into this game on saturday evening having already lost five of their six matches played along with their manager Paolo di Canio and are currently rooted to the bottom of the Premiership league table on 1 point.  No new manager has been appointed yet, so Kevin Ball will continue to take charge for this tough looking game against Manchester United.

Manchester United will head into this game fully aware that they have a perfect chance to get back to winning ways having lost their last two league matches on the bounce. Defeats against Manchester City and West Brom have shown that new manager David Moyes still has a great deal of work to do with his players if they are to stand any chance of finishing in a top four place this season and failure to win this game will obviously see a large majority of the United fans question whether David Moyes is the right manager for such a big club.

Sunderland v Manchester United Team News

Sunderland Team News:

Phil Bardsley, Wes Brown and Steven Fletcher all remain unavailable for this game as each player continues to recover from respective injury problems. Defender Andrea Dossena will under take a late fitness test to see if he can be involved having picked up a thigh injury recently.

4-3-3 looks the likely formation that Kevin Ball will go for, with Josmer Altidore leading the attack up front with support in behind coming from Sebastian Larsson. Midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini is the clubs current top goalscorer this season and will be looking for his 3rd league goal on saturday evening.

Manchester United Team News:

Darren Fletcher continues to recover from intestinal problems and remains unavailable and Rio Ferdinand, Tom Cleverley and Wayne Rooney will all under take late fitness tests having picked up knocks during the midweek 1-1 draw against Shakhtar Donetsk. David Moyes’ side will lineup in their familiar 4-2-3-1 formation with Robin Van Persie leading the attack up front with support in behind coming from Wayne Rooney or Danny Welbeck.

Robin Van Persie and Wayne Rooney are the current top goalscorers for their club having scored three goals each so far this season.

Sunderland v Manchester United Head to Head Statistics

Saturday evening’s game at the Stadium of Light will become the 115th meeting between the two clubs over the years. Sunderland have won 33 times, Manchester United have won 54 times and there has been 27 draws.

Recent meetings below show that Manchester United have completed dominated proceedings having Won all 5 Games.

30/03/13 PRL Sunderland – Manchester United 0 : 1
15/12/12 PRL Manchester United – Sunderland
3 : 1
13/05/12 PRL Sunderland – Manchester United 0 : 1
05/11/11 PRL Manchester United – Sunderland
1 : 0
26/12/10 PRL Manchester United – Sunderland
2 : 0

Previous Average Goals Per Game Statistics

355 goals have been scored in the previous 114 games played between the two clubs which provides us with an average goals per game statistic of 3.11 which indicates that despite the previous 5 games not having many goals scored, this saturday’s fixture should see at least a few goals grace the back of the nets.

Sunderland v Manchester United Recent Form

Sunderland: L L L W L

Manchester United: W L W L D

Neither side has been in great form of late, but Manchester United just edge the recent form statistics having won two of their previous five games played compared to Sunderland having managed to win just one of their last five.

Sunderland v Manchester United Match Betting Odds Market.

Sunderland have been awful this season and currently sit at the foot of the league table and without a manager to no real surprise to see the online bookmakers having the hosts priced up at odds of 5/1 with Sky Bet (£10 Free Bets, No Deposit Required for New Customers) for them to win their first game of the season.

The Draw does not look a likely outcome in this game as both clubs desperately need to win this game and I can’t see many punters being tempted by the current best price of 31/10 with BetVictor (£25 Free Bets for New Customers) on offer.

Manchester United have not had the best start to their new season campaign, but with Sunderland having been so poor I can see plenty of punters going big on the visitors to win this game at a current best price of 13/20 with BetVictor (£25 Free Bets for New Customers).

Sunderland v Manchester United Match Predictions, Tips & First Goal Scorer Bets.

Asboloutely impossible for me to make any case for Sunderland to win this game as they really have been extremely poor so far this season and without a manager and confidence at an all time low it should only take an early goal by Manchester United to seal their fate of picking up zero points again.

However, Manchester United have hardly impressed themselves this season and do seem to be finding things tough under new manager David Moyes despite having added some key players to their squad during the summer.

Wayne Rooney is major doubt having picked up a knock recently and could be rested for this game with important International duty on the horizon next week, so we could see Welbeck and Van Persie leading the attack up front which should see the visitors grabbing at least a coule during this one.

The goal stats suggest a few goals to be seen in this game, so betting markets like Over 2.5 Goals, Total Match Goals, Anytime Goal Scorers and Asian Handicap could all provide some additional value in what should be a comfortable away win for David Moyes and his side.

The Verdict

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