Sunderland vs Manchester United 10/05/2013 Free Soccer Pick and Preview
Sunderland (0-1-5) Manchester United (2-1-3)
Saturday 5th October 2013 17:30(GMT)
The Line: Sunderland 5/1 Draw 16/5 Manchester United 5/8 See the Latest Odds
TV: Sky Sports; NBC Sports
Sunderland have had a terrible start to the Premier League season and lost manager Paolo Di Canio couple of weeks ago when he was sacked following a player revolt against his management style. Since the sacking though Sunderland's performances have been just as abject. Giaccherini the Italian International signed in the off season to provide some quality up front has had a rough start to the season. With Jose Altidore and Stephen Fletcher up top and Larsson and Gardner in Sunderland's midfield there is enough quality for Sunderland to get out of the relegation problems they are in right now but overall the performances must improve.
David Moyes has had a rough start to his time at Manchester United , three losses from the first six games has left United in the bottom half of the league and eight points behind leaders Arsenal. Now is not time for United to panick but with Wayne Rooney doubtful today from an injury picked up in training United will be hopin Robin Van Persie can return to his goalscoring ways and that the team's performances improve. Captain Nemanja Vidic was quoted midweek as saying there is no crisis at Old traffod and he is right but if United drop more points on Saturday the media and the fans will be calling for heads to roll.
The evening game on Saturday see's two out of sorts teams coming head to head, but really when you look at the quality on show here then you have to side with Manchester United to get the win here. I think there is some value in the price as well as normally united would be -150 or more in this situation at -140 we're definitely getting a little value so its time to capitalise on it. Take United to win outright and I'm also backing United on the handicap -1 , I see United pushing all out here and i imagine David moyes will want to get an impressive win under his belt to take the pressure off a little. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo