If Louis van Gaal didn’t know before that he had a job on his hands at Manchester United, he certainly did after he saw his side turned over by Swansea in their Premier League opener at Old Trafford.
Despite a continuation of the problems they endured during the short-lived reign of David Moyes however, United are just 3/4 at Winner.com to post three points on the board at Sunderland.
At such a short price they’re risky to say the least as it’s hard to know how they’ll react to the reverse against the Swans and indeed it could be argued that the Black Cats are somewhat overpriced at 4/1 via Stan James given how well they performed in matches against the top sides last term.
Gus Poyet’s charges also caused United plenty of headaches in the four league and cup meetings between the two last season so it’s dangerous to rule out the hosts and there’s some appeal to the stalemate on Wearside, especially at 3/1 with bet365.
Better value though, at a slightly skinnier 27/10 courtesy of BetVictor, is a Sunderland success in the ‘Draw No Bet’ market. The Black Cats certainly have the ability to avoid defeat on their own patch and that wager will only prove costly if the visitors emerge triumphant.
A safer alternative meanwhile, is Stan James’s 4/5 for both teams to get on the scoresheet.
Sunderland to beat Man Utd ‘Draw No Bet’ – 27/10 (BetVictor)