Opta Stats: Manchester United v Sunderland

Will Louis van Gaal point Manchester United towards victory when they face Sunderland?
Will Louis van Gaal point Manchester United towards victory when they face Sunderland?

Having suffered defeat last weekend, can Manchester United bounce back with a victory over Sunderland? Opta rates their chances.

"Louis van Gaal’s side have conceded exactly once in eight of their last 11 home league games, keeping three clean sheets."

Both teams to score is 5/42.26.

Robin van Persie has scored six goals in five Premier League starts at home against Sunderland for Arsenal and Manchester United. Van Persie is 4/51.8 to score.

Sunderland have won just one of their last nine Premier League matches (W1 D3 L5). Manchester United are 4/111.38 to win.

Louis van Gaal's side have conceded exactly once in eight of their last 11 home league games, keeping three clean sheets. Both teams to score is 5/42.26.

Only David Ospina (83%) has a better saves to shots ratio than Costel Pantilimon (78%) this season (minimum 20 shots on target faced). Under 2.5 goals is 11/102.08.

Manchester United have won 10 and lost just one of their 13 Premier League home games against Sunderland (D2). United are 2/12.94 to win both halves.

Sunderland have won just one of their last 25 Premier League games against Manchester United (W1 D6 L18), but that came in their last visit to Old Trafford. They are 10.5 to win.

Sunderland are the only team in the Premier League not to score a goal in the 15 minutes directly after half-time. United are 1/12.02 to win half-time/full-time.

The Black Cats have scored just 10 goals in their last 15 Premier League matches, but four of those have come in their last three away games. Over 2.5 goals is 10/111.88.

Sunderland had one point fewer after 26 games of last season than they have currently accrued in 2014-15. They are 4/15.1 to be relegated.

The Black Cats have drawn more games (13) than any team in Premier League history after 26 match days. A draw is priced at 9/25.3.

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