Sunderland vs Liverpool Odds – Monday 2nd January 2017 – 15:00
Sunderland are 8/1 with the draw at 4/1 and Liverpool are 1/3
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Sunderland welcome Liverpool to the Stadium of Light in another round of festive fixtures, continuing with the first period of New Year Premier League action.
They come into this match on the back of a 4-1 defeat against Burnley, with Moyes return to Old Trafford the main headline.
Andre Gray who was the hero of the Middlesbrough match, returned to score a maiden Premier League hat-trick.
The Burnley forward, who had scored just two Premier League goals prior to this match, netted in the 31st, 51st and 53rd minute.
Ashley Barnes completed the route from the penalty spot (67), with Scott Arfield drawing a foul from Seb Larsson.
Sunderland did get a consolation goal from Jermaine Defoe in the 71st minute, with the hitman cooly slotting past Tom Heaton.
David Moyes will be targeting a much-needed win in this fixture, with Sunderland in desperate need of points.
The Black Cats are in the midst of a growing injury crisis, with Jordan Pickford ruled out for six weeks.
Injury concerns to key players Victor Anichebe and Lamine Kone further weaken the Black Cats, with a further six long term absentees.
Black Cats Underdogs
Sunderland come into this match as underdogs, with Liverpool’s excellent form taken into account.
This will be a tough fixture for the Black Cats, with Jurgen Klopp’s side needing some luck to win against a strong side.
David Moyes’ side will be looking to draw inspiration from Bourneouth and Burnley, the only sides to beat Liverpool this season.
Reds Win Again
Jurgen Klopp’s men come into this match on the back of a 1-0 win against Manchester City at Anfield on New Years Eve.
Georginio Wijnaldum (8) scored a superb header, with the cross from in form Adam Lallana turned past Claudio Bravo into the City net.
City tried to insert themselves on the game in the second half, with efforts from David Silva and Raheem Sterling eventually amounting to nothing.
Both sides were evenly matched, Guardiola’s men were ultimately unable to break down a Liverpool side that are now five matches unbeaten.
Reds Unbeaten In Five
The Reds have been in excellent recent form, they remain the only side relatively close to leaders Chelsea.
They are now unbeaten in their last five and the win against City means they have now won four successive matches.
Liverpool have an excellent recent record against Sunderland, with Liverpool beating Sunderland 2-0 at Anfield in November.
Red Hot Favourites
Liverpool head into this fixture as the heavy favourites, with their excellent league form taken into account.
They will also be looking to take advantage of Sunderland’s injury woes, as well as the Black Cats recent poor form.
Jurgen Klopp’s men will also be looking to continue their excellent recent record against Sunderland, with the Reds winning six of the last nine encounters.
Both teams are 10/11 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for Sunderland are Jermain Defoe at 17/2 with Victor Anichebe and Fabio Borini at 11/1. For Liverpool, Divock Origi and Daniel Sturridge are at 7/2 with Roberto Firmino at 4/1.
The last time that these two sides met Liverpool won 2-0 and the odds of the same result are 11/2.
Sunderland vs Liverpool Odds
Tip 1 – Origi to score first @ 7/2
Tip 2 – Liverpool to win 2-1 @ 15/2