Liverpool vs Sunderland – Both teams won just one of last seven

The game between Liverpool and Sunderland could prove a fascinating battle for two teams that are struggling to find wins and goals.

Liverpool fans will be hoping for three points as they look to Roy Hodgson to lead them out of a poor start to the season.

Match Odds

Liverpool will ring the changes after Hodgson watched his under-strength side lose to Northampton in midweek with Fernando Torres and Steven Gerrard returning to a side that is 1/2 to beat Sunderland.

Sunderland will stick with Titus Bramble after his arrest in mid-week, but Steve Bruce will have to cope with a shortage of defenders as Anton Ferdinand, John Mensar, Michael Turner, Kieran Richardson and goalkeeper Craig Gordan remain on the sidelines.

Lee Cattermole returns from his second suspension of the season and his determination in the middle of the park will be needed if Sunderland are to beat Liverpool at 6/1.

Total Goals

Liverpool have managed just four goals in the Premier League this season and with Fernando Torres seemingly out of form, the pressure is on Steven Gerrard more than ever to carry his side.

Gerrard has two of Liverpool’s four goals this season and is 6/5 to score anytime.

Sunderland are reliant on Darren Bent who has scored three of their five goals this season, his last two coming in the 94th and 95th minute and he is 9/4 to score anytime.

But Sunderland have scored just one goal in eight games against Liverpool thanks to the infamous beach ball incident and Liverpool are 5/6 to keep a clean sheet.

All of Liverpool’s four goals have come in the second half and it’s 7/2 for a half-time draw and a full-time Liverpool win, and 5/2 for there to be under 1.5 goals in the game.

The 0-0 draw is available at 12/1. See the full Liverpool vs Sunderland match betting odds market here.