Sunderland are in trouble. Their strikers are misfiring, their defence is very leaky and their manager just walked out on them. Manchester United, on the other hand, have selection problems because Tevez just scored a hat-trick in midweek in a bid to claim the first team place. Kieran Richardson's absence removes a very attacking threat from Sunderland's lineup and I don't see them getting a result from this, especially with all their unsettling off the pitch problems.
Roland's prediction: $5 on Man Utd -2 @ 1.800 = $9.00
well well well. once again we see a very one-sided betting pattern when it comes to manu. everyone in the world favours manu, and with good reason. they are a fantastic attacking side with a solid defence to boot. however, sunderland are not as bad as their losing run suggests. on paper, they look rather good. it's just the fact that roy keane lost the dressing room and the respect of the players, which made it very difficult for them to find any sort of consistency at all. kenwyne jones and djibril cisse will cause no end of problems for the united defence if they can click together up front, and overall, i see the 2-goal start they get as very attractive as i really do not think they will be hammered. they have been written off on all fronts, and imagine how pissed off you'll be if you were a player there and noone gave you a chance at even getting a point at old trafford. it's incredible that in such a tight league, anyone is given a two-goal start, so i'll lap this one up with joy.
Eddy's prediction: $5 on sunderland +2 @ 2.10 = $10.50