Sunderland v Liverpool tips – expect a low goal count at Stadium of Light

Expect a low goal count at Stadium of Light


Under 2.5 Goals

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Betting Tip: Under 2.5 Goals @ 17/20 with bet365

After wins against Crystal Palace and Stoke City, it appeared that Sam Allardyce was going to steer Sunderland out of the relegation zone this season, although four consecutive defeats have left them in real trouble.

Allardyce won’t be pressing the panic button just yet, especially as recent opposition have included Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal, although a home reverse against Watford was the real killer result there.

Now comes the arrival of a Liverpool side who have been threatening on the road under Jurgen Klopp, with the German having overseen compelling victories away at Chelsea, Manchester City and Southampton.

Conversely, their past two away matches have ended in defeat, with Newcastle claiming a 2-0 win before the Hornets did the Reds by a 3-0 scoreline and Klopp will be aware that Sunderland’s game plan will be to contain the visitors and look for opportunities from set pieces.

The Black Cats’ past three home matches have resulted in Under 2.5 Goals and it would have been the case in the Tyne-Wear derby but for a Newcastle red card on the stroke of half-time.

It seems like the way to go considering that Liverpool ground out a 1-0 win over Leicester on Boxing Day, with Philippe Coutinho back in the fold for a team who have genuine top credentials considering Manchester United and Chelsea are badly off the boil this term.

Therefore, it might be another 1-0 and a pragmatic Liverpool performance although we prefer the Under 2.5 Goals quote instead. Expect the visitors to have plenty of the ball but they will be met by a well-drilled home team defending for their lives.

Betting Tip: Under 2.5 Goals @ 17/20 with bet365

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