10. Sunderland and Manchester United meet for their 120th league game on Saturday, Sir Alex Ferguson’s side boasting a 54-37 win-loss record. Another United win is priced at 1.62. 9. Sunderland, however, have tied three of their last four home games and are 3.60 to repeat a draw. 8. United beat the Black Cats 3-1 in December’s reverse fixture (see below), commanding more possession (61-39%) yet recording fewer shots on target (5-7). A repeat 3-1 scoreline is priced at 15.00.
7. Robin van Persie opened the scoring for United that day, just one of 23 goals scored in his debut Reds season. The Dutchman hasn’t netted in seven club games, however, and is 4.00 to score first again. 6. Danny Graham is yet to score for Sunderland since his £5m transfer from Swansea six games ago. He is the Black Cats favourite to net at any time, available at 4.10. 5. Javier Hernandez, meanwhile, has scored four in five appearances for United yet hasn’t scored in the league since New Year's Day. Hernandez is 2.80 to score more than Graham, who is priced at 6.00. 4. United haven’t lost to Sunderland in 22 matches, stretching back to a 2-1 league defeat in March 1997. The Black Cats are 5.50 to beat their foes for the first time in over 12 years. 3. Sir Alex Ferguson’s men have won 17 and drawn five against Sunderland since that defeat and are 1.20 to win Draw No Bet. 2. The last four of Craig Gardener’s eight goals this season have come from the penalty spot, while the midfielder has collected nine yellow cards in 33 appearances this season. Gardener is 10.50 to score and 2.60 to get a card. 1. United have kept clean sheets in six of their last seven victories over Sunderland. An away win without conceding is priced at 2.60.