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Sunderland V Man Utd

Sunday 9th April 2017

14:30 Kick Off Live on Sky Sports 1

These two side have met on no fewer than 144 times in their history. As you would expect it is Man Utd with the better record, they have won 64 times, Sunderland have won 42 times and they have drawn 38 times.

Last time they met was on Boxing day and it was a good home win for the Red Devils at Old Trafford. Daley Blind scored the first goal after 39 minutes. it stayed 1-0 until late in the 2nd half when Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan made it 3-0. A consolation goal in stoppage time by Fabio Borini completed the scoring.

Sunderland have been in terrible form of late drawing 1 and losing 5 of their last 6 games. Last game they lost 2-0 to the Champions Leicester away from home.

Man Utd have not been in the greatest form themselves winning 2, drawing 3 and losing 1 of their last 6 matches. Last time out they drew at home with Everton 1-1.

Sunderland find themselves plum bottom of the table and some 10 points from safety, a win here could take them onto joint points with 19th place Middlesbrough.

Man Utd are in 6th place at the moment and 4 points behind the top 4, a win or a draw could take them above Arsenal in 5th.

Sunderland will be without John O’Shea who is away following the death of his father and Adnan Januzaj is ineligible to play against his parent club.

Utd will be without Ashley Young and Wayne Rooney who are both out with injury.

Sunderland have won just 3 games against Man Utd in the Premier league in 31 matches.

Man Utd have failed to win in their last 3 visits to the Stadium of Light.

Man Utd are the favourites for this and are best price @ 4/11 with a few firms including Bet365. he draw is @ 43/10 with Marathon bet and Sunderland are @ 21/2.

I think this one will be a simple win for Man Utd.