Sunderland Braces for Manchester United Test on SaturdayPublished February 13, 2016 by Florin P
Manchester United continues the Champions League chase (12:45 p.m UK Time).
Manchester United is one of the few English teams that don’t fight a battle on several fronts, as they have been eliminated from all competitions. All they need to do right now is to keep their Champions League chances alive, by staying within striking distance of their city rivals. It is essential for the Red Devils to win on the road against Sunderland, the second worst team in the Premier League.
One Point Is Not Enough
Manchester United settled for one point at Stamford Bridge, but they played like they were going for outright victory. The home side was lucky to score in the final minutes of the game, but it was the visitors that dominated the match and created more scoring opportunities.
Against Sunderland, Manchester United is going to field the same offensive starting formation with three strikers. They still have five players missing but all of them are defenders and midfielders, so they can exercise constant pressure and hope that Sunderland won’t get the chance to retaliate.
Never Underestimate Sunderland
The home side has the reputation of being one of the stringiest teams in the Premier League, capable of causing huge upsets. Three years ago when they barely avoided relegation, they defeated the five top teams in the league with just one month left in the regular season. Sunderland is once again firing on all cylinders and managed to score plenty of games on the road, including twice at Anfield Road.
Their performance against Liverpool was impressive, but the hosts made the mistake of conceding the initiative and allowed Sunderland to take charge. This won’t be the case when Manchester United comes to town, so punters won’t risk much by betting on the visitors to win. bet365 Sports is offering the best odds right now, standing at 7/10 for a straight victory on the road.