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Manchester City v Sunderland: David Silva can be the saviour

| 31.12.2014

Having already hammered the Black Cats 4-1 at the Stadium of Light earlier this season Manchester City head to the Etihad as the overwhelming favourites for victory over an inconsistent Sunderland team.

The Sky Blues are 1/4 for the win with the visitors out at 12/1 to pick up a rare win over the Premier League champions while the draw can be backed at 5/1 with Ladbrokes.

But ahead of kick-off we’ve scoured the markets to find three great value tips to enjoy alongside all the action.

David Silva to score first @ 9/2

With the likes of Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko absent through injury, players like David Silva have taken up the goalscoring mantle for the Sky Blues, scoring in each of their previous three Premier League outings.

Silva has also opened the scoring in both of Man City’s last two outings at the Etihad and is available at a tempting price to do the same here.

Over 3.5 goals scored @ 5/4

There’s rarely a dull moment with City involved and despite collapsing to a 2-2 draw with lowly Burnley last time out, the one thing you can still expect from the Sky Blues is goals at either end.

More than three goals have been scored in their previous two games while each of the last three encounters between these sides has featured a similar tally.

Yaya Toure to score anytime @ 21/20

Like Silva, Toure has been among the goals of late, scoring in two of their last three outings and as the club’s penalty-taker-in-chief he looks among the most logical candidates to find the net here.

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

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Jack Beresford

Jack Beresford is a content writer with over five years of experience in writing about sport and betting, including a two-year spell with Axonn Media. Contributes articles to HereIsTheCity and Lad Bible, while previous credits include Bwin, FTB Pro, Bleacher Report and the QBE rugby. Avid follower of tennis, rugby union, motorsport and football, Jack also writes about poker for Cardspiel.com alongside Guardian journalist Dominic Wells.