Sunderland v Manchester City Preview

March 4, 2017 | By

Bet365 - £200 Matched Bonus Bets for New Customers Registering an AccountEnglish Premiership action Sunday afternoon comes from the Stadium of Light and features Sunderland versus Southampton.

View our Betting Preview, Tips, Predictions and Match Odds for the game which can be seen Live on Sky Sports 1 High Definition with a scheduled 16:00pm (GMT) Kick Off Time.

Sunderland v Manchester City Preview, Premiership, 5th March 2017

Sunderland head into this game on Sunday afternoon having had a terrible season so far and once again find themselves rooted to the bottom of the league table on just 19pts having secured only 5 wins, 4 draws and 17 defeats from their 26 matches played.

The hosts have managed to survive relegation over the past couple of seasons, but unfortunatley for them, it does look like being third time unlucky for them this time around as they look almost certain to fall even further behind the teams above them after this result.

Manchester City head into the game having had a good season and although the title does look out of reach now, the club will want to finish in second place and being just a single point behind Tottenham Hotspur a victory in this game would see them go second if Spurs didn’t win their earlier match at home against Everton.

The hosts are currently placed in 3rd position of the league table on 52pts having secured 16 wins, 4 draws and 5 defeats from their 25 matches played and will see this game on Sunday afternoon at the Stadium of Light a game they will be confident of winning.

Sunderland Team News :

Sunderland utility man Jason Denayer will sit out against parent club Manchester City at the Stadium of Light on Sunday.

Denayer is ineligible under the terms of his loan agreement, although central defender Papy Djilobodji returns to contention after serving a four-match ban.

Keeper Vito Mannone has recovered from illness and Billy Jones is available after having stitches in a head wound, but Jack Rodwell (hamstring) is being assessed and the game will come too soon for midfielders Jan Kirchhoff (knee) and Steven Pienaar (calf).

Paddy McNair, Duncan Watmore, Victor Anichebe (all knee) and Lee Cattermole (hip) are still out.

(Team news courtesy of Sky Sports)

Manchester City Team News :

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany is back in contention for Sunday’s Premier League clash. Defender Aleksandar Kolarov is also fit again after a hamstring injury while Willy Caballero could return in goal after Claudio Bravo featured in the FA Cup in midweek.

Striker Gabriel Jesus (foot) and midfielder Ilkay Gundogan (knee) are both long-term casualties.

(Team news courtesy of Sky Sports)

Sunderland v Manchester City Head to Head Statistics:

Sunday’s afternoon game from the Stadium of Light will become the 127th meeting between the two clubs over the years, of which Sunderland have won 43 times overall with 32 of those victories having came with home advantage.

Manchester City have managed to secure 63 victories overall with 20 of those having came away from home and with Sunderland having had an awful season, most people will expect those statistics to change even further into Manchester City’s favour.

As we can see from our head to head to head statistics table shown below, the last five recent meetings shows Manchester City with a commanding advantage having won all five previous matches, with Sunderland having failed to win any.

13/08/16 PRL Manchester City – Sunderland 2 : 1
02/02/16 PRL Sunderland – Manchester City 0 : 1
26/12/15 PRL Manchester City – Sunderland 4 : 1
22/09/15 LEC Sunderland – Manchester City 1 : 4
01/01/15 PRL Manchester City – Sunderland
3 : 2

Previous Average Goals Per Game Statistics

410 Goals have been scored in the previous 126 meetings between the two clubs and this provides us with an overall average goals per game statistic of 3.25.

195 of those Goals have came in the 63 previous matches played at the Stadium of Light and this generates us an average goal scoring statistic of 3.10.

Based on both sets of data shown above it does seem to suggest that this game should see at least a few goals scored and the betting market Total Goals Scored Over 2.5 looks a good choice here.

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Sunderland v Manchester City Recent Form All Competitions (Left to Right)

Sunderland: L D W L L

Manchester City: W W D W W

Manchester City have a clear advantage on the recent form statistics having won four and drawn one of their previous five matches played in all competitions, compared to Sunderland who have won one, drawn one and lost three of their previous five matches played.

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Sunderland v Manchester City Match Betting Odds Market

Sunderland have had a season to forget, look destined for relegation and having not even picked up a single point against Manchester City in their last five meetings it comes as no real surprise to see the online bookmakers offering up a current best price of 10/1 with with BetFred – Bet £10 & Receive £30 Free Bets for New Customers Registering an Account for the hosts to somehow win this game on Sunday afternoon.

The Draw is a current a best price of 5/1 with Bet365 – Receive £200 Matched Bonus Bets for New Customers Registering an Account and is probably the best result that Sunderland could get from this game, however even this looks unlikely if we look at their recent head to head record against Manchester City over the years.

Manchester City recorded an excellent 5-1 victory against Huddersfield last time out in the FA Cup and the whole squad will be brimming with confidence as they prepare for this one and are a current best price of 3/10 with BetVictor – Bet £10 & Receive £60 Free Bets & Spins when Registering a New Account to continue winning ways with the online bookmakers.

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Sunderland v Manchester City Match Predictions, Banker Tips & First Goal Scorer Bets

Sunderland would need a miracle to get anything from this game if we go by their current form this season and their head to head statistics against Manchester City over recent years.

The hosts have failed to secure even a single point in their last five encounters against City and even more worrying is that during that period the club has scored 5 and conceded an incredible 14 goals !

Manchester City smashed five past championship promotion chasing Huddersfield last time out in the FA Cup and that result will have the players in very confident mood of winning this game on Sunday afternoon.

City have a very strong squad with several world class players and this should be business as usual for Pep Guardiola and his team.

Onto some predictions then and my Banker Free Tip for this game is going to be for Sergio Aguero to Score Anytime & Manchester City to Win as Aguero has a good goal scoring record against Sunderland in recent seasons and the visitors will prove too strong for their hosts in this one.

My First Goalscorer Free Tip for this game will be for Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero to Score the 1st Goal of the Game as with being his clubs top goalscorer this season, 6 of his 11 goals scored have been the first goals of the game, so he looks the perfect candidate to be on here.

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