Sunderland vs Liverpool England Premier League. Date: Monday, 2nd January 2017, Kick-off at 15:00 UK. Venue: Stadium of Light, Sunderland.
It remained to be seen how long Sunderland board keep their faith on David Moyes. They were thrashed 4-1 in their trip to Burnley on New Year’s Day, which is their fourth defeat in five Premier League games. However, their recent record at home is somewhat satisfactory as they picked up 3 wins from 4 games.
Liverpool edged Manchester City by a lone goal to bag another morale boosting win. The result helped them to maintain a 6 point gap with the league leaders Chelsea. The Reds are coming on the back of 4 straight wins and could prove too hot to handle for the troubled Black Cats.
Sunderland vs Liverpool: Head-to-head stats
Sunderland’s last win over Liverpool in a Premier League match was on 2012. They are without a win in 9 matches since then as the Reds carry an unbeaten streak with 6 wins and 3 draws.
Liverpool have won in their last three visits to the Stadium of Light, the latest two by a 1-0 margin. Moreover, Sunderland could manage only 3 wins in their last 14 home matches against the Reds, and they drew 5 and lost 8.
Sunderland vs Liverpool: Prediction
David Moyes has a depleted squad to choose from as he is without 10 first team players due to injuries and suspensions. They are in a decent home form, but have a poor record both home and away against Liverpool. A combination of above two factors could work in favour of Liverpool. Moreover, Klopp will be keen to see his team produce another excellent performance to keep the pressure on Chelsea. So, there is no doubt that Liverpool will win this fixture. And we can expect them to do this by a comfortable margin.
Predicted Full-Time Score is a 2-0 win for Liverpool at the odds of 7.50 (13/2).