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Sunderland take on Manchester City Betting Odds

This weekend sees Manchester City take on Sunderland and it is sure to be an intense match. Over recent weeks City has lost their lead over Manchester United and they will be determined to score maximum points in this match.

This New Year’s Day match is sure to provide some great entertainment with both sides desperate to score some points.

Last week saw a goalless draw with West Brom with Mario Balotelli hitting the bar from long range and one goal disallowed due to offside. However, prior to this match City beat Norwich City 5 -1, Arsenal 1 – 0 and Stoke City 3 – 0.

Micah Richards, the right-back, is expected to be out of the game with a calf injury and Pablo Zabaleta will be covering. City manager Roberto Mancini will be hoping to see more goals scored by player Sergio Aguero.

Last week Sunderland had to settle for draw against Everton and they will be hoping for at least one more point from this week’s match in order to help avoid relegation. Martin O’Neill, Sunderland’s manager, said that the game will be “exceptionally difficult” but still believes that they can put up a good fight.

It is certainly true that things have been looking up for Sunderland since O’Neill’s appointment and the fans are definitely in for a treat.

Since 1938 there has not been a goalless draw between these two sides, so some action is almost guaranteed. When the two sides met last season Sunderland actually won 1- 0, their first victory against City since 2000.

Whilst the match may seem fairly unbalanced in some ways, there are still some great odds around for those who want to back their favourite team. At Ladbrokes you’ll find 11/2 on a Sunderland win, 4/7 on a City win and 13/5 on a Draw. 888sport also have some good odds, 1/2 on a City win, 6/1 on Sunderland and 3/1 on a draw.

OCA News Editor

Christian Bright is a professional sports commentator with keen interests in football, tennis and horse racing. His experience in the reporting on professional sports makes him a key asset to OCA’s coverage of athletic events and matches.

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