Sunderland-Manchester United Betting Preview: United to take an advantage from the first leg

The Red Devils travel to the Stadium of Light tonight looking to put their home woes behind them, with our tipster backing David Moyes' side to get back to winning ways
The first semi-final of the Capital One Cup kicks off this evening, with Sunderland hosting Manchester United. United travel to Wearside on the back of losing to Swansea City in the FA Cup, which has heaped more pressure on manager David Moyes.

The Black Cats, on the other hand, battled past League One side Carlisle United to make it to the fourth round and will hope to use the cup competitions as a catalyst to improve their poor domestic form.

With four losses from their last six home games, United may be pleased to be back on the road, where they are unbeaten in their last 11 matches, winning their last four. Paddy Power price them at 4/5 (1.80) to win the match.

Sunderland have struggled to put any consistent results together in recent weeks, winning once, losing once and drawing once in their last three games. Gus Poyet's men sit bottom of the Premier League, but a remarkable comeback against Chelsea in the Capital One Cup quarter-final sees them just two matches from Wembley.

Paddy Power price them at 10/3 (4.33) to beat United. The same firm offer the draw at 14/5 (3.80).

When the two sides met in the league at the Stadium of Light earlier in the season, United came from a goal down to win 2-1, with Adnan Januzaj netting twice to turn the game around. Paddy Power price the same scoreline at 15/2 (8.50).

With pressure mounting on David Moyes, expect him to field a strong side to try and gain an advantage in the first leg. With the Red Devils out of the FA Cup, it's likely United will do all they can to win the Capital One Cup.

With that in mind, as well as their solid away form, the 4/5 (1.80) price with Paddy Power on them winning is certainly worth backing as they look to get back to winning ways.

Manchester United to win at 4/5 (1.80) 2.5pts with Paddy Power

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