City have picked up just four points on the road this season with their first victory (1-3) coming against West Ham last month.
Sunderland have just four points from a potential 30 this season – but three of those have come since Gus Poyet’s appointment.
The Black Cats have beaten City 1-0 at home in their last three head-to-head games at the Stadium of Light.
The Citizens’ Sergio Aguero is joint top-scorer (8) in the Premier League this season.
Aguero’s partnership with Alvaro Negredo has seen them score 22 times in all competitions so far this term.
City have scored 18 goals in their last five games in all competitions conceding just four.
Manuel Pellegrini’s team’s last three league victories (Everton 3-1, West Ham 1-3 and Norwich 7-0) have been by a minimum of two goals.
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