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Man United to win by a single goal at Sunderland looks a bet

| 04.10.2013

A Manchester United visit to the Stadium of Light does not usually end well for Sunderland, though recent history dictates a single-goal margin is all it takes for the Red Devils to make off with the points.

Two teams under pressure for different reasons meet up in this televised teatime kick-off and one potential source of profit, as you settle down with a beverage of choice, is to back the 13/5 that United win by a single goal.

While those feeling a little friskier, could do worse than sparing a few pennies on the 7/1 that David Moyes’ boys finish the match as 1-0 winners.

A quick flick through the annals regarding this particular fixture show that Man United have left the north-east with 1-0 wins on three out of the last four occasions they’ve visited in the Premier League, which includes the last two seasons.

Meanwhile, you have to go back five seasons to the 2007/08 campaign to find the last occasion on which United’s winning margin was by more than a single goal.

Four clean sheets from their last four visits, which also included a stalemate, would suggest punters could do worse than opt for the 13/8 that Man United win to nil or indeed keep yet another clean sheet at 6/5.

It’s also worth noting that this contest has scarcely delivered goals at either end at Old Trafford or at the Stadium of Light, with six of the last seven witnessing only United goals, or no goals at all.

Both teams not scoring again is understandably skinny therefore at 17/20, while more attractive odds on the under 1.5 total goals of 27/10, should be considered.

A single-goal win for Manchester United still looks the bet however, at 13/5.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Christian Crowther

Give Christian a sport with anything remotely spherical in it and he’ll happily while away the hours watching it on the box. However, he’d much prefer writing about, playing or betting on golf, football, cricket, tennis, snooker.... you get the picture.