Sunderland vs Manchester United – Match Preview and Prediction

Sunderland vs Manchester United kick-off time 13-Feb-2016 by LeagueLane

Sunderland seems to have had a little breakthrough in the recent weeks as they are unbeaten in the recent in the last four of their six outings pulling off wins over Aston Villa and Swansea City while drawing with Bournemouth and Liverpool to gain some points, yet they are still in the bottom side of the table.

This weekend they welcome the Red devils at the Stadium of light in a fierce encounter that could go either side.

The Red devils were denied victory in a last minute equalizer last weekend against Chelsea, this time many anticipates no such troubles for the red side of Manchester as they are the brighter side, while The black cats will be hoping for a miracle to keep their recent good form going.

Sunderland vs Manchester United : Form Comparison

Sunderland’s recent form is a thing of joy for the fans, especially their last encounter which they came from two goals down to equalize

Sunderland vs Manchester United Team Form Comparison 13-Feb-2016 by LeagueLane

Whereas Manchester United seem to be loosing hope on the title as they are not able to keep pace with the other top contenders, they are six points below 4th placed Manchester City.

Sunderland : Team News

Duncan Watmore is set to miss this game after he left with an  ankle injury in their 2-2 draw against Liverpool last weekend and Sam Allardyce has confirmed Adam Johnson will miss the game and Jeremain Lens is also out injured.

Sunderland : Predicted lineup

(4-1-4-1 formation): Mannone; Jones, Koné, O’Shea, van Aanholt; Kirchhoff; Watmore, Cattermole, M’Vila, Khazri; Defoe

Manchester United : Team News

Rooney and Anthony Martial are all on top of their games, Lingard would get another chance in the starting IX as his good performances in recent games might won the heart of Louis Van Gaal.

Manchester United : Predicted lineup

(4-2-3-1 formation): De Gea; Darmian, Smalling, Blind, Borthwick-Jackson; Fellaini, Carrick; Lingard, Mata, Martial; Rooney

Sunderland vs Manchester United : Head-to-Head Stats

Sunderland are the under dogs in this encounter, they have managed only one victory against Manchester United in their last 10 meetings, loosing 8 times and drawn once.

Sunderland vs Manchester United Head-to-Head Stats 13-Feb-2016 by LeagueLane

Sunderland vs Manchester United : Prediction

The visitors are gaining grounds from their poor form since the beginning of 2016 with Rooney being involved in at least one goal in every match they have played this year. Jesse Lingard also seems to be getting the goals in difficult matches and looks like he has earned the heart of the Manager Louis Van Gaal.

On the other hand, The black cats may be the under dogs in this fixture but they have performed better recently and are looking to get a vital victory from United.

I say Sunderland 1-2 Manchester United what’s your Prediction?

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