Sunderland host Manchester United in at The Stadium of Light in what is both sides final match in this fascinating Premier League season.
The Black Cats have hit a dip in form over the last few weeks and have failed to pick up a victory since the 24th March.
Martin O’Neil has still done a fantastic job since taking over at the club in December. At that time Sunderland were genuine relegation candidates. O’Neil has steadied the ship though, despite their streak without a win they side sit comfortably in eleventh position.
Should O’Neil’s men pick up all three points here and other results go their way they could finish in the top ten which would be a great return from the campaign.
Although they have not won in seven matches, the North East side will be happy with the fact they have drawn five of these, so they have been picking up points despite not playing at their best.
As for Manchester United, they know that the job in simple here – win. Should United take all three points and Manchester City slip up at home to Queens Park Rangers, The Red Devils will retain their Premier League title.
After letting an eight point lead slip at the top of the table, Sir Alex Ferguson will feel as though his side have thrown top spot away.
Ferguson’s men did their job against Swansea last time out, beating them 2-0 at Old Trafford.
United have lost their last two matches on the road so will be desperate to finish the season with a victory. They we also be looking for an early lead to put pressure on Man City as the two teams are only separated on goal difference.
Manchester United will feel confident going to the Stadium of Light as they have not been beaten there in 15 years.
Sunderland know that they will have to upset the odds to take all three points in this one. You can back them at 8.00 (7/1) BoyleSports.
Wayne Rooney is unsurprisingly the favourite to get the scoring underway in this match. His odds are 4.33 (10/3) with Bet365 to score first.
Sunderland’s best chance of breaking the deadlock looks to come from Nicklas Bendtner. You can back the Danish international at 11.00 (10/1) with Ladbrokes.
The corresponding fixture earlier in the season ended in a 1-0 victory for United. You can get odds of 8.00 (7/1) with SportingBet on a repeat result this time out.