Premier League: Sunderland v Manchester City match preview
A look ahead to the Premier League fixture at the Stadium of Light
Friday 08 November 2013
Manchester City may have a perfect home record this season, but their away one needs work, and Manuel Pellegrini's men will be aware of that when they visit to Sunderland on Sunday in the Premier League.
The Chilean manager will be happy with the response to the defeat at Stamford Bridge as the Sky Blues scored 12 goals in the double demolition of Norwich and CSKA Moscow – their last two matches.
Sunderland looked like they were going to lift off that second from the bottom position with a victory over rivals Newcastle but then succumbed to Hull City last week.
One thing the Black Cats must be aware of is that City’s Player of the Month Sergio Aguero is scoring for fun, with 13 goals in 12 matches in all competitions, but the return of an old Sky Blues rival Wes Brown at defence may help them get points and impetus in their Premier League campaign this season.
KICK-OFF: Sunday, 2.05pm
LAST THREE MEETINGS:
Sunderland 1 Man City 0, Premier League, December 2012
Man City 3 Sunderland 0, Premier League, October 2012
Man City 3 Sunderland 3, Premier League, Match 2012
City have won nine out of 19 on the road.
The Black Cats have won one and lost eight of their last 10 Premier League games – victory is against Newcastle at Stadium of Light.
City have failed to win a game at the Stadium of light in their last four visits there – losing three and drawing one.
Sunderland have received the most red cards in the Premier League this season – three, but it should be noted two of those were in their 1-0 defeat to Hull City.
The Black Cats have won all home games under new manager Gus Poyet.
Man City to win: 1.41
Sunderland to win: 9.2
TV: Live on Sky Sports 1 at 2.05pm
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