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Manchester City vs Sunderland 26 Dec 2015: EPL Preview and Predictions

Game
Manchester Ciy (W:10,D:2,L:5), Sunderland (W:3,D:3,L:11)
Date & Time Saturday December 26, 2015, 10:00 AM (EST)
The Line
Sunderland 12/1, Draw 6/1, Manchester City1/5
TV Channel
Sky Sports
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Soccer | Manchester Ciy (W:10,D:2,L:5), Sunderland (W:3,D:3,L:11)

Manchester City will be back at home this weekend and will be facing Sunderland in what will be a very important match. Both teams will be excited by this prospect it will be interesting to see how the teams go about this fixture. Both teams will be near full strength and they will give it their all so that their respective fans can have an enjoyable boxing day.

After a poor start, Sunderland are starting to find their grove. This team was dreadful at the start of the season but after beating Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, they have turned a new leaf. This team is not terrible but I think that they will know that they are an entire level bellow Manchester City. This is going to be a tough outing for Jermone Defoe and his teammates but they will take confidence from the fact that Manchester City have been inconsistent and at times, poor.

Manchester City will be desperate to bounce back after their away loss and for the team it is a big game since a loss will cause them to fall further away from the top two teams. Having said that, this is a game that City should win pretty easily since they are at home and are by far the better side.

This game surprisingly has some value to it. Manchester City are overwhelming favorites but the handicap is set at 2 goals which in my opinion is too low. Sunderland are a team that are poor away from home and have conceded a large number of goals as well. Furthermore, Manchester City have one of the best front three so I expect them to score a lot of goals and will by 3 or 4 goals. In addition to this, I think that putting money on both teams to score has value. Manchester City will definitely score but they will also concede in my opinion since they have only kept 2 clean sheet without Kompany who will still be out. This is a value bet for me at 2.00 and I will be putting some money on it.   

Pick:
Manchester City -2 & Both Teams to Score

Based in multiple cities around the world, Avijoy is a sports writer and handicapper with over 10 years experience. Avijoy has been at Sports Chat Place since 2015 and has been covering tennis and soccer. With a degree in statistics, Avijoy provides detailed mathematical edges which allow him to be successful in predicting winners on a consistent basis.   

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