Premier League betting – Sunderland v Liverpool
Sunderland v Liverpool betting odds, tips & free bets
Sunderland and Liverpool go head to head on Sunday in a repeat of the famous beach ball incident last season. The two sides have had contrasting fortunes so far this season with Sunderland starting well and starting to slip over recent weeks while Liverpool started poorly and have picked up well under Kenny Dalglish in the second half of the season. As far as form goes across the season, Liverpool have won only 3 of their 14 away games while Sunderland have also struggled at home winning just 6 of their 14.
Sunderland have been in poor form recently after winning just one of their last 6 league games and have conceded 12 goals in the process. After looking likely to qualify for the Europa League the Black Cats have now slipped down to 8th in the Premier League. Injuries have not been kind to them though with 6 first team players currently out of action. But Steve Bruce will take heart from a solid 0-0 draw gained away at Arsenal last weekend. Despite losing Darren Bent to Aston Villa in January, Sunderland still have some good firepower up front in Asamoah Gyan who has scored 9 league goals this season. The Ghanaian is then a good bet at 7.5 with Skybet to open the scoring. Even though Sunderland have struggled in recent weeks they are still favourites and best priced at 2.7 to get the win and 4.33 to win by 1 goal, both with Stan James.
Liverpool suffered a real blow in the week when they went out to Braga in the Europa league after a 1-0 aggregate defeat. They are still going strong in the league though after winning 4 of their last 6 and losing just one. Liverpool will also have Luis Suarez back available for the weekend clash and could partner Andy Carroll up front for the first time since the two were signed in January. Dalglish will be hoping that Suarez can replicate some of the form that saw him terrorise Man United last time out and the Uruguayan is looking good at 15.0 with Paddy Power to score 2 or more goals. Although priced as underdogs The Reds will fancy their chances against a Sunderland side suffering from injuries and so a correct score of 2-0 Liverpool is definitely worth a look at 14.0 with Unibet.
Asamoah Gyan first goal scorer – 7.5 Skybet
Sunderland WIN – 2.7 Stan James
Sunderland to win by 1 goal – 4.33 Stan James
Luis Suarez to score 2+ – 15.0 Paddy Power
2-0 Liverpool WIN – 14.0 Unibet
A Carroll and A Gyan to both score – 8.5 Paddy Power
By Sam Markham
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