Sunderland vs Manchester City: Premier League match preview

A look ahead to this week’s Premier League fixture at the Stadium of Light

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With recent Premier League history between the two sides in mind, the Sunderland should have nothing to fear when taking on Manchester City on Wednesday night.

Gus Poyet’s side pulled off one of the shock results of last season when securing a point at the Etihad in April, which sparked the relegation-bound club into life and inevitably cemented their top-flight status.

Last year’s Premier League champions have beaten Sunderland only once in their last six league encounters and haven’t won on Wearside since August 2008.

KICK OFF: Wednesday, 7.45pm

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PAST THREE MEETINGS…

Manchester City 2 (Fernandinho, Nasri) Sunderland 2 (Wickham 2), Premier League, April 2014

Manchester City 3 (Toure, Nasri, Navas) Sunderland 1 (Borini), Capital One Cup final, March 2014

Sunderland 1 (Bardsley) Manchester City 0, Premier League, November 2013

STATS…

Head to head record: 50 Sunderland wins, 25 draws, 63 Manchester City wins.

Sunderland have lost only one of their last six Premier League games against Manchester City.

Manchester City have been beaten only once away from home this season, losing 2-1 to West Ham.

Manchester City have failed to beat Sunderland on their last five Premier League visits to the Stadium of Light.

This exact Premier League fixture has finished 1-0 on the last four occasions.

ODDS…

Sunderland to win: 7

Manchester City to win: 1.54

Draw: 4.6

TV: Highlights on BBC1 at 10.35pm on Wednesday

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