Manchester City v Sunderland betting tips – More misery for Black Cats
Sam Allardyce will be extremely lucky indeed should his men manage to get anything from their trip to Manchester City on Saturday afternoon.
December 24th, 2015
Luck won’t be playing any part in this clash however. The Black Cats are looking ever more likely to be plying their trade in the Championship next term and given that they have managed just two victories since the start of the season, we believe that they will be on the receiving end of a hammering on Boxing Day. Unsurprisingly, the bookies are of the same opinion with BetVictor going 14/1 for a Sunderland win this weekend.
Sunderland bounced back from their three back-to-back defeats in November by returning an excellent 2-0 victory at Stoke City, although this turned out not to be the start of a turnaround and subsequent losses to Chelsea, Watford and Arsenal suggest that they won’t be returning to winning ways any time soon.
This season may have thrown up no shortage of surprises. Very few could have predicted that Leicester would be topping the table by Christmas with Chelsea having sacked Jose Mourinho and the side sitting the bottom half of the league table.
A win for the Black Cats this weekend would be a shock too far however. Without trying to sound too harsh, Sunderland have been dreadful this term in all but a couple of their Premier League outings. They were dominant in the Tyne-Wear derby with a 3-0 win over Newcastle United and they deserved their 2-0 victory over Stoke, however Manchester City will pose a much tougher opposition and this clash will be a case of damage limitation for Sam Allardyce’s side.
Indeed, with a Man City win just 2/9 with BetVictor, we’ll be avoiding the Outright Winner market. City will be expected to triumph on Boxing Day and record an emphatic victory, therefore we’ll be going for Boylesports’ 11/8 for a City win with over 3/5 goals.
This season hasn’t thrown up too many one-sided games, however this looks set to be one and we expect City to successfully bounce back from their 2-1 defeat to the Gunners at the weekend with a thorough performance on Saturday afternoon.