Sunderland and Manchester United will square off at the Stadium of Light with both in dire need of three points to breathe life back into their flat-lining seasons, but one bet in particular stands out.
Should Red Devils talisman Robin van Persie, bag a goal at any point of the game, as he has three times in his past four league meetings with Sunderland, bwin will refund a host of losing bets in the correct score and goalscorer markets.
This makes the 7/4 on offer for the visitors to win the match either 1-0, 2-0 or 3-0 a prospect well worth entertaining.
Whipping boys to let Moyes off the hook
As United linger in the uncharted territory of mid-table after six games, a three-point propulsion towards the upper echelons of the Premier League is the minimum requirement of this trip to Wearside.
David Moyes – who has failed to win on his past four visits to this corner of the world – will be thankful that the Black Cats have developed a habit of rolling over against his new side. Each of their past five meetings have been won by the reigning English champions, with three of the past four ending 1-0.
Sunderland’s inability to score should see United’s sheet unsullied
Managerless Sunderland have only found the net in one of their previous six with United – bagging a consolation in a 3-1 defeat last term – and, given their current plight, the Red Devils won’t have to be at their most stringent to restrict them again.
The absence of Steven Fletcher through injury all but nullifies their goal threat, as exemplified in a toothless showing at West Brom, where they enjoyed plenty of the ball, but lacked a penetrative threat.
United haven’t been gluttonous on the road
Things looked a lot rosier for Moyes when United routed Swansea 4-1 on the opening day, but that trouncing was the only one of their previous five away wins that has seen them score more than two goals.
Of that quintet, four were a split of 1-0 and 2-0 scorelines and, given that confidence will be understandably low, they’d definitely settle for a repeat dose here.
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