Manchester City - Sunderland Betting Preview: Adam Johnson to come back to haunt City

After dropping points in their last two matches, Manuel Pellegrini brings his side back to the Etihad Stadium, with Hugh Wilson backing one of their old boys to net anytime
Manchester City face Sunderland in the Premier League on Wednesday evening with both sides fighting at the opposite ends of the table. The Black Cats have proved somewhat of a bogey side for City in recent years, winning twice in their last three meetings. With Manuel Pellegrini's side only beating Sunderland twice in their last six games, this will be viewed as a potential banana skin.

City come into this match after not picking up maximum points in their last two matches. This is the first time that that has happened this season in the Premier League, so you can expect a reaction. Before their last two matches, the Manchester side had won 18 of their last 20. William Hill price them at 1/6 (1.17) to win this match.

Before losing to Hull City last time out, Sunderland had started to put some real form together. Gus Poyet's side were unbeaten in eight matches, defeating the likes of Newcastle, Stoke City, Fulham and Manchester United. Every point is vital for Sunderland with them scrapping to avoid relegation, as they sit just above the bottom three. William Hill price them at 18/1 (19.00) to take all three points, with the same firm offering the draw at 11/2 (6.50).

Both sides will be desperate for three points in this fixture and, after City's draw with Norwich City on Saturday, the Black Cats will believe that they can cause a shock. Former City winger Adam Johnson has been in sensational form in recent weeks, netting seven goals in his last eight matches to pick up the player of the month award.

The price for Johnson him to net against his former club anytime is a huge 7/1 (8.00) with William Hill. When you consider that he has scored four goals in his last two league away games, as well as City conceding five goals in their last three games at home, it is certainly worth a small investment.

If you fancy him to score and Sunderland to win, you can back that at 50/1 (51.00) with William Hill.

Adam Johnson to score anytime at 7/1 (8.00) for a 1pt stake with William Hill

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