Manchester City v Sunderland Tips And Betting Preview 13-8-16

Manchester City v Sunderland Tips And Betting Preview 13-8-16

by 8th August 2016

Manchester City will be short odds to beat Sunderland on Saturday in the Premier League. Betting preview and recommended tip on this match plus the best odds.

Match Odds
Manchester City  – Draw Sunderland 
Betting odds for the Premier League match between Manchester City v Sunderland shown are this week from Corals and are subject to change

Kick Off – 17.30pm Saturday 13th August 2016 – Live on BT Sport 1

Manchester City v Sunderland Betting Preview

Pep Guardiola will get his tenure as Manchester City boss underway on Saturday, as the Citizens hosts Sunderland at the Etihad Stadium in the late Premier League kick-off.

The arrival of Guardiola as their boss has made City one of the favourites to win the Premier League title this season and the Citizens are heavy favourites to win this clash at odds of .

City have been busy strengthening their squad with the arrivals of Ilkay Gundogan, Nolito, Gabriel Jesus, Marlos Moreno and Leroy Sane this summer. However, it may be the shift in the style of play that could make all the difference for City next season.

Guardiola’s side are likely to play a high-pressing and possession-based style, which has proven highly successful at previous clubs Barcelona and Bayern Munich. The Premier League may be the Catalan boss’s biggest challenge yet, though.

A home game against Sunderland promises to ease Guardiola into English football, as the Citizens have a fine Premier League record against the Black Cats.

In 12 Premier League games at City between the pair, the home side has won on ten occasions and two games have resulted in draws. The Black Cats have never won at City in the Premier League era.

Another good omen for a City victory is that the Citizens have won six out of the last seven meetings between the pair, including the last five matches.

Sunderland also has a new man in the dug-out in the shape of David Moyes. The odds are heavily against the Scot getting off to a winning start, with the Black Cats odds of  to record a victory.

Moyes is an experienced Premier League boss and will need all his experience to help the Black Cats avoid their annual relegation battle. The Black Cats have made just one summer signing in the shape of centre-back Papy Djilobodji from Chelsea.

The likes of Danny Graham, Wes Brown, Steven Fletcher and Emanuel Giaccherini have headed for the Stadium of Light exit this summer.
A trip to the Etihad Stadium is unlikely to be a profitable one and it may signal the start of another difficult season ahead for the Black Cats.

Spanish international Nolito is the only new signing likely to start for the Citizens in this clash. Gabriel Jesus will not arrive until January. Marlos Moreno has been sent out on loan and midfielder Gundogan is injured. The Citizens also have doubts over the fitness of captain Vincent Kompany

Sunderland could give Djilobodji a competitive debut alongside Lamine Kone in the heart of their defence. The Black Cats have doubts over striker Jermain Defoe and midfielder Sebastian Larsson, but both could still feature.

Possible Manchester City team line-up: Hart, Sagna, Otamendi, Mangala, Kolarov, Fernandinho, Toure, Nolito, Silva, De Bruyne, Aguero
Possible Sunderland team line-up: Mannone, Jones, Kone, Djilobodji, Van Aanholt, Kirchhoff, Cattermole, Watmore, Khazri, Borini, Defoe

Bookies offer for Manchester City v Sunderland
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Betting tip for Manchester City v Sunderland
For me, this will be a home banker, so there is no value in a home win. A City victory and over 2.5 goals scored at odds of 8/11 with Paddy Power offer slightly more value in this clash.