Manchester United - Sunderland Betting Preview: Backing goals at both ends could prove profitable for punters

The Black Cats lead 2-1 from the first leg of this semi-final tie and our tipster is backing both sides to find the net once again during Wednesday's second leg encounter
Manchester United will look to put a dismal start to 2014 behind them when they take on Sunderland in the Capital One Cup semi-final second leg at Old Trafford on Wednesday evening.

David Moyes’ men crashed to a 3-1 defeat against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge at the weekend - a result that all but ended their hopes of retaining the Premier League title - and the Red Devils must pick themselves up quickly as they look to overturn a 2-1 deficit from the first leg.

United have lost four of their last five matches but are chalked up at just 4/11 (1.36) with bet365 to claim victory over the Black Cats here.

Sunderland have lost just one of their last 10 matches and can be backed at a chunky 17/2 (9.50) with bet365 to win at Old Trafford while the same firm go 17/4 (5.25) that the match ends in a draw.

Despite trailing from the first leg, United are priced up at just 2/5 (1.40) with bet365 to reach the final at Wembley Stadium while Gus Poyet’s men are available at 7/4 (2.75) with the same firm to send the Red Devils out of the competition.

It is worth noting that Moyes’ men have lost four of their last seven home matches in all competitions and they may suffer a further setback against the resurgent relegation-threatened side.

Sunderland have scored 11 goals in their last four matches in all competitions and are capable of finding the net against a United defence that has kept just one clean sheet in their last six domestic matches on home turf.

With that in mind, the even money (2.0) quote from bet365 for both teams to find the target appears to represent good value here.

Former Manchester City midfielder Adam Johnson has notched five goals in his last four matches and the 26-year-old winger can be backed at a chunky 6/1 (7.0) with bet365 to score at any time at Old Trafford.

With a place in the Capital One Cup final at stake, there is likely to be plenty of drama on Wednesday evening and it is the even money (2.0) quote from bet365 for both teams to find the target is the recommended play for punters here.

Both teams to score at even money (2.0) 2pts stake with bet365

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