Liverpool (8th) Sunderland (19th)
|Date & Time||Saturday February 6, 2016, 10:00 AM (EST)|
Liverpool: 2/5, Draw: 7/1 Sunderland: 7/1
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Liverpool will play host at Anfield this weekend as struggling Sunderland come to visit in a match which will be important for both sides. Sunderland will want wo get a result here to continue their fight to avoid relegation while Liverpool will want to move up the table since there are still places in European competition available. I expect an open game and so it should be great to watch.
Liverpool are coming off a loss away to home against league leaders Leicester City. Although the result does not suggest this, I thought that Liverpool was quite good in this game. The Reds lost that match because they lost some key moments but nevertheless they should feel confident going into this match since they will be at home and the opposition are not in great form at the moment. That being said, Liverpool will know that their defense as well as Benteke will need to improve going forward if they are to make any impact in the future.
Sunderland on the other hand will be happy that they only lost by one goal against Manchester City and will want to put up a fight here. Liverpool are not as good as City this season and they will hope to get something out of this match but I doubt it. Liverpool should overpower them and they will leave Anfield most likely with nothing other than a loss.
Overall I think that betting on Liverpool with a handicap is the way to go. They are at home and they have a good side so they will hope that they can improve their goal difference here. The handicap set at one goal is great so Liverpool -1 will be my bet for this match since it seems safe and has a lot of value.