Manchester City vs Sunderland Betting Tip and Predictions. In the Round 18 in Premier League, Manchester City host Sunderland at Etihad.
Manchester City stand at the 3rd position and they are one of the main favorites to win the title this season. They started this season very good, but their recent performance is not at the high level. In the last 6 Premier League matches Man City have managed to win only two games (both at home). After defeat against Arsenal in the previous round, home side have 6 points less than leader Leicester City. Manchester City are not impressive when they are playing away, but on the other side they are playing very good upfront their supporters and they are the best home team this season in Premier League (7-0-2). They are big favorites against Sunderland and every result except home win would be a big surprise. Manuel Pellegrini‘s position in City is very shaky after Pep Guardiola announced that he will leave Bayern Munich and could join Manchester City.
Sunderland stand in the relegation zone and they are on of the main candidates to relegate. There are many matches left until the end of the season and visitors still have a chance to move up in the safer zone, but they have to improve their performance. Only three wins this season is not enough. Their main problem is defence. Sunderland have the worst defence in league so far, conceded 33 goals (average 2 goals per match). They lost three matches in a row (even poor Chelsea beat them in the previous round) and it will be hard for them to avoid another defeat. Sam Allardyce‘s side play terrible on away ground where they have managed to win only once this season (1-1-7). Visitors have nothing to lose, so they will be happy if they lose with the minimal result.
Manchester City vs Sunderland injuries and suspensions
In home team Samir Nasri is out, but the good news for them is that Vincent Kompany, Pablo Zabaleta and Fernando are all back in squad.
Visitors will be without Younes Kaboul, Seb Larsson and Adam Mathews. Jack Rodwell is out due to suspension.
Manchester City vs Sunderland possible lineups
Manchester City: Hart; Sagna, Otamendi, Kompany, Clichy; Fernandinho, Toure; De Bruyne, Silva, Sterling; Aguero.
Sunderland: Pantilimon; Jones, Coates, O’Shea, Van Aanholt; Toivonen, Gomez, M’Vila; Johnson, Borini; Defoe.
Manchester City vs Sunderland Prediction
Without any doubt, home side are big favorites to win this game. The odd for home win is very poor, but I believe that City will finish the job in the first half-time.