Sunderland vs Liverpool
Date: Monday, 2nd January 2017,
Kick-off at 15:00 UK.
Venue: Stadium of Light, Sunderland
Liverpool are flying at the moment and have just beaten Manchester City. They have won their last two away and are the third best team in the country away from home, having won 6, drawn 2 and lost 2, scoring 20 goals and conceding 14. They sit second overall and have won their last four.
Sunderland on the other hand, although they have improved under David Moyes, have mounting injury problems hindering them at the moment. Centre-back Lamine Kone and striker Victor Anichebe were forced off in the 4-1 away defeat against Burnley. They have had four defeats in their last five games, but it is a little better at home where they have won three of their last four against Hull City, Leicester City and Watford. Nine home game and eleven goals tells its own story.
With Sunderland being behind at half-time and losing full-time in 33% of their home games and Liverpool having also been in front at half-time and won full-time in three of their away games, this looks like a routine three points for Liverpool.