Sunderland vs Manchester City 12/03/2014 Premier League Preview, Odds and Prediction
Manchester City vs Sunderland
Wednesday 3rd December 2014 19:45(GMT)
The Line: Sunderland 13/2 Draw 7/2 Manchester City 1/2 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBC Sports Live Extra, Directv, Premier League Extra Time
Can Sunderland pull off another shock when they host the champions Manchester City in the Stadium of light on wednesday night. Sunderland became the first team to stop Chelsea from scoring on Saturday and have an uncanny ability to beat Manchester City. In fact the last four times Sunderland have hosted Manchester City the black cats have won 1-0. Surely they couldnt do it again, could they? With Stephen Fletcher, John O'Shea , Wes Brown, Adam johnson there is plenty of talent and experience here for Sunderland. Gus Poyet will set up to defend and not concede anything easy to the champions. If Sunderland can hang in there till half time City may start to wonder again.
With Sergio Aguero at the helm Manchester city have one of the best players in the league, the little argentine showed against Southampton that he is not just a goalscorer by providing three assists. Aguero is simply a terrific player and is the heartbeat of this team. With captain Vincent Kompany more than likely out through injury after limping out of the Southampton game Ya Ya toure will be expected to take over the role of captain. Toure is a brilliant footballer who is only really coming good now after a poor start to the season.
With Sunderland having what appears to be an indian sign over Manchester City this is a tough one to handicap. Manchester City are the better team here but I dont think there is any value in the taking them straight up. I do think Sunderland have been playing better at home and have only lost one of the last five home games. I am going to take a draw at half time, if City do win this one it will probably be a late show.