Another big night of Premier League football awaits…
Today’s football bets at William Hill include Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool outfit hosting Gus Poyet’s relegation threatened Sunderland side, and Hull City’s trip to Upton Park to face West Ham.
The match at Anfield is relevant in terms of the title, as the Reds will go within one point of top placed Chelsea with a win, so we’ll focus on that game first, and highlight some potentially strong tips!
Liverpool v Sunderland
Liverpool have won their past six, while Sunderland haven’t won in four. The Reds have also scored more goals than any club side in Europe so far this season, thanks to the exceptional attacking trio that spearheads the side. With Manchester City winning last night, the fans will demand a home win to keep the side in the title race.
-Steven Gerrard to pick up a yellow card
The skipper has already picked up nine bookings this season, and will collect an automatic two game ban if he receives another. Some Reds fans are encouraging him to take a yellow card tonight, meaning his ban will be over in time for the visits of title contenders Chelsea and Manchester City to Anfield.
-Over 3.5 goals
In Liverpool’s last ten home Premier league matches, nine of them have featured over 3.5 goals! Against lowly Sunderland, it’s sure to happen again, especially with 28 goal man Luis Suarez in such ludicrous form.
-Liverpool to be winning at half-time and full-time
Already this season, Liverpool have broken the record for the most goals scored in the first-half of matches. They love coming out all guns blazing, especially at Anfield – and have been more than a few goals up at the break on countless occasions.
-Daniel Sturridge to open the scoring
On ten occasions this season, Sturridge has scored Liverpool’s opening goal of the match. He loves playing alongside an inform Luis Suarez, and Gerrard has the ability to find his telling runs as well.
West Ham v Hull City
Both sides know that a win will probably guarantee their places in the top flight this term. Hull are in 12th, eight points clear of relegation, while the irons are just two points off the visitors in 14th.
-West Ham to win
West Ham have lost their past three matches, but won the previous four before that. Hull City haven’t beaten the Hammers at Upton park since 1990, and have less to play for as their pretty much safe from relegation already. The Hammers have also won three of their past four games at home.
-Kevin Nolan to open the scoring
The Irons skipper is the top scorer in the league with seven goals, and loves running on to knock downs from the fit again Andy Carroll.
-Under 1.5 goals
Neither West Ham or Hull City have scored many goals this season, but both have quite strong defensive records for sides in the bottom half of the table. Curtis Davies is solid for Hull, while Winston Reid is no-nonsense for the home side.