Manchester City 1/4 to win against Sunderland on New Year’s Day
Competition: Premier League
Market: Man City to win against Sunderland
Odds: 1/4 @ Ladbrokes
Second-placed Manchester City will be infuriated after relinquishing a two-goal lead against Burnley to drop two points in their last league game, while Premier League leaders Chelsea and 3rd-placed Manchester United both dropped points too.
Manager Manuel Pellegrini will be ensuring a similar occurrence happens in their home game against Sunderland on New Year’s, which has led Ladbrokes to back the Sky Blues with odds of 1/4 to win against the Black Cats on Thursday.
But Sunderland still carry a threat. Gus Poyets have actually been better on the road than in front of their home fans this season, and are currently unbeaten in their last five away games, picking up nine points in the process against Crystal Palace, Leicester City, Liverpool, Newcastle and Aston Villa.
While Sunderland will have some confidence, they are squaring up to a Manchester City side who have still won eight of their last 10 games, while suffering only one defeat in the Premier League since August. City have dropped just two points on home soil in their previous six games, so their North-East opponents have a big ask to get a result.
Bet: Manchester City to win against Sunderland on New Year’s Day @ 1/4 with Ladbrokes >>