Opta Stats: Sunderland v Manchester City

Can Pep Guardiola point Manchester City to victory over Sunderland?
Can Pep Guardiola point Manchester City to victory over Sunderland?
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Relegation threatened Sunderland face a tough test as in-form Manchester City visit. Opta crunches the numbers so you don't have to.

"Of Premier League teams the Citizens have played 25 or more times, they have the best win percentage against the Black Cats (68%, 17 wins from 25 games)."

City are 1.845/6 to win half-time/full-time.

Sunderland have lost each of their last five Premier League games against Manchester City since a 2-2 draw at the Etihad in April 2014. City are 1.3130/100 to win.

City have won their last two Premier League visits to the Stadium of Light since a run of four consecutive 1-0 defeats between 2010 and 2013. Sunderland are 11.521/2 to return to winning ways.

Of Premier League teams the Citizens have played 25 or more times, they have the best win percentage against the Black Cats (68%, 17 wins from 25 games). City are 1.845/6 to win half-time/full-time.

Sergio Aguero has been involved in six goals in his last four Premier League appearances against Sunderland (four goals, two assists). In all competitions, the Argentinian striker has scored in each of his last three games at the Stadium of Light (four goals). Aguero is 1.674/6 to score.

David Moyes has only lost two of the 12 home Premier League games he has managed against Manchester City (W7 D3 L2). Indeed, only against Fulham (12) has he won more home Premier League games than against the Citizens (7). You can lay Manchester City at 1.321/3.

The Black Cats have lost 17 of their 26 Premier League games this season; the same tally as they had in the entire 2015-16 season (17). Manchester City are 2.255/4 to win to nil.

Jermain Defoe has scored a goal in every single month of possible Premier League action since January 2016 (12 months in a row). Defoe is 4.03/1 to score.

Defoe has scored eight Premier League goals against Manchester City - only versus Wigan Athletic (10) has he netted more in the competition. He's 11.010/1 to open the scoring.

Defoe has attempted 64 shots in the Premier League this season; 40 more than any other Sunderland player. Both teams to score is 1.9110/11.

Pep Guardiola has suffered five league defeats as Manchester City boss this season - he's never lost six in a single league campaign as a manager. Sunderland are 9.617/2 in the Draw No Bet market.

Dan Fitch 2016/17 Season P/L

Staked: 370 pts
Returned: 361.32 pts
P/L: -8.68 pts

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