Sunderland v Man Utd: Black Cats to be a source of frustration

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There may not be a lot of grounds to suggest that Sunderland can beat Manchester United, but the draw looks more than a plausible outcome at 7/2 at the Stadium of Light.

Manchester United know they must better the result of neighbours Manchester City if they are to claim a 20th Premier League crown and so all they can hope for is a victory and a favour from QPR.

The omens are good for a success for Sir Alex Ferguson’s men, as they have won on the final day of the campaign in eight of the last nine seasons.

Meanwhile, they are unbeaten in 19 games with the Black Cats, which is a ruin that includes 14 victories.

Manchester United’s odds are 2/5 to extend this run by beating Sunderland.

However, if Manchester City make a blistering start against QPR and score a couple of early goals, news will begin to filter through and there is every chance that this game will go flat.

With Manchester United failing to score in their last two away games, 0-0 stands out in the correct score market at 14/1.

The chances of this result happening are backed up by the fact that Sunderland have failed to score in eight of their last ten league encounters with the Red Devils.

Meanwhile, these two goalless outings from Manchester United have ended in 1-0 defeats.

It is 13/2 that Sunderland triumph and 20/1 that they win 1-0.

But with Sunderland also drawing five of their last seven Premier League fixtures, the game ending all square looks the best bet.

Another value bet is the 6/5 that under 2.5 goals are scored, as this has occurred in the last four league meetings between the pair, while only a single goal has been netted across the last two clashes at the Stadium of Light.

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Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.