Sunderland v Man United: Zlatan and co out to make a statement

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Sunday’s Premier League action starts in the north-east, where Sunderland host Manchester United. But how will this one play out?

The Black Cats are a sizeable 17/2, with United 1/3 favourites and the draw 4/1.

And those odds reflect the dismal form Sunderland find themselves in.

David Moyes’ men haven’t scored a single goal in their last six games, while they’ve failed to net in nine of their last 10.

United meanwhile, haven’t lost in the league since mid-October, a run of 20 games.

Plus, they’ll be feeling aggrieved following home draws with West Brom and Everton, and we fancy Jose Mourinho’s men to make up for that on Wearside.

The visitors are 10/11 on the -1 handicap, while it’s 5/2 they take the win -2.

And such are Sunderland’s struggles in front of goal, that United are odds-on at 17/20 to keep a clean sheet.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic held his nerve to back a last-minute penalty in the midweek 1-1 with Everton, and the Swede is 5/2 to bag the opener here.

Jermain Defoe is Sunderland’s best hope of breaking the deadlock at 13/2, although plenty will be fancying Jesse Lingard to come good at 7/1, having signed a big-money contract with Man United this week.

The pick of the value could be the Half-Time/Full-Time result.

Sunderland have managed to hold on for a draw at the interval in almost half of their games this term, while Man United have regularly struggled in the opening 45.

So backing a Draw/Man United in the Half-Time/Full-Time at 3/1 looks the best bet here.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing

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