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Sunderland v Liverpool preview: another game to test Rodgers

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Sunderland v Liverpool
Stadium of Light – Sunderland, England
English Premier League
Saturday 15 September 2012
Kickoff: 17:30 GMT

Liverpool are 2.25 with Betfred to come away with all three points in a tough away game at Sunderland on Saturday in a game in which emotions are sure to be running high.

Brendan Rodgers has seen his side play well without getting much so far this season, and a home draw with Hearts in the Europa League plus defeat to Arsenal advertised their weaknesses in front of goal.

They are really struggling to net, and currently boast the worst conversion rate in the top flight having scored with just 5.6% of attempts. They have also hit the target with just 25% of shots and have won just four of their last 18 PL matches.

However their opponents have also been in poor form. The Black Cats have won just one of their last 10 league games, and they have also failed to score in four of their last six league games at home to the Reds.

That makes it a hard game to call and it is likely to come down to which side wants it most on the day. If that is the case then my money is going to be on Liverpool.
as the players will surely want to turn on the style on the pitch and win for their loyal fans in what has been a momentous week for all on Merseyside.

The truth about what happened in the Hillsborough tragedy which claimed the lives of 96 fans has finally come out after 23 years of tireless campaigning, and what better time would there be for the club to notch their first victory of the season.

If they are to win, the Luis Suarez is surely they key to them doing so.

He has scored in two of his three Premier League appearances against Sunderland, and looks good value at 7 withBoylesports to net the opener. He can also be backed at
3 with Paddy Power to score anytime and that looks a very fair price.

For those that like to play the correct score market I am going to suggest split stakes on Liverpool to win either 1-0 or 2-0, and those outcomes can be backed at 8 with bet365 and 11 with Betfred respectively.

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