Soccer Picks: Sunderland vs. Liverpool Betting Odds

Monday, September 23, 2013 8:10 PM UTC

Monday, Sep. 23, 2013 8:10 PM UTC

It is a bad time to be Sunderland fan and a good time to a Liverpool fan, but it's a great time to the gambling fan with your Humble Handicapper’s tips for this match.
<p style="text-align:center"> </p> <p style="text-align:center"><em>Check out our report on <a target="_blank" title="Soccer Picks: 2013-14 Premier League Future Odds &amp; Predictions" href="/soccer/free-picks/soccer-picks-2013-14-premier-league-future-odds-predictions-a-31470/">2013-14 English Premier League Betting Futures</a>!</em></p> <p><span style="font-size:1em">Your Humble Handicapper is the sort of handicapper who admits when he is wrong; and he really must put his hand up now and admit that he was wrong about Liverpool beating Southampton. But honestly, did anybody see that coming? If you did see that coming, please log onto the <a href="" title="To discuss all things sports and beyond, visit!" target="_blank">SBR Forum</a> and let me know which fortune-teller you’ve been visiting.</span></p> <p><strong>Enough with the sour grapes… WHERE’S THE MONEY, MIKE?</strong></p> <p><img id="ctl00_head_ArticleAdministrator_picturePreview_imgSelectedPicture" alt="Image preview" class="imgSelectedPicture article-image" src=",ptonEPL_September2013_200.jpg" style="font-size:1em" />Liverpool, who started last weekend top of the table, get the chance to make up for their <a href="/soccer/free-picks/soccer-picks-liverpool-vs-southhampton-a-33543/" title="Soccer Picks: Liverpool vs. Southhampton" target="_blank">puzzling home defeat against Southampton</a> with a team that will be starting next weekend at the foot of the table.</p> <p><span style="font-size:1em">Liverpool h</span><span style="font-size:1em">ave a very uninspiring one goal per game average so far this season, but they will take great heart from the fact that Sunderland have a single solitary point and are the only side in the league without a win under their belt. Sunderland have conceded over 2 goals per game on average and have scored slightly more than half a goal per game so far.</span></p> <p><strong>Stating the Obvious</strong> </p> <p>Therefore it's no surprise that you should be betting on Liverpool to win and Sunderland to lose. Liverpool are 4/6 for the victory, while Sunderland are 4/1 to catch their first three points of the season; the draw (which would certainly look like points dropped by Liverpool and not sufficient by Sunderland) is 11/4 in the <a href="/betting-odds/soccer/" title="Free live and updated soccer betting odds, at" target="_blank">soccer betting odds</a>.</p> <p><strong>Future Focused</strong></p> <p>Now is as good a time as any to mention the Liverpool are 12/1 to win the Premier League next season; if you fancy a laugh, you should know that Sunderland run as high as 7500/1. I think neither of these teams will win the league, but the difference in the odds shows you the gulf between the two clubs at present.</p> <p>Coincidence? I think not.</p> <p>If you feel that you would like to bet on something to do with Sunderland you can pick up on their manager being shown the door before any other gaffer; at 8/11, he is the bookies <a href="/" title="For the latest in sports odds, news, picks and predictions, visit!" target="_blank">sports betting</a> favourite for the first P-45 of the year. And for the record Sunderland are 11/10 to be relegated this season.</p> <p>Looking at what the bookies think beyond the obvious, the shortest correct score odds on Liverpool winning are 1-0 at 11/2, Liverpool winning 2-0 is 6/1 and them winning 2-1 is 7/1. </p> <p>Before we get to the correct score odds for a Sunderland win, we get a 1-1 draw at 6/1 and a 0-0 draw at 11/1. The lowest correct score odds for a home win are on 1-0 at 14/1.</p> <p><strong><span style="font-size:1em">Liverpool Will Win…</span></strong></p> <p>There seems to be no doubt anywhere about that; although I'm sure did say something similar about Liverpool's match against Southampton. <em>(Editor's note: Yup, pretty much.)</em> But next weekend, Liverpool will come out firing and scoring and they will take their Southampton frustrations out on Sunderland. Your Humble Handicapper has spoken. Liverpool for your <a href="/soccer/" title="Visit for the latest in soccer odds, info, picks and predictions!" target="_blank">soccer picks</a>. </p> [/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":245530, "sportsbooksIds":[43], "LineTypeId":2, "PeriodTypeId":1}[/] <p><strong>Soccer Pick:</strong> <a href=";book=willhillinarticle" title="Win BIG betting the English Premier League at!" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Liverpool wins 3-1, available at 14/1 with William Hill</a></p> <p><em style="font-size:1em">Discuss the English Premier League season at <a href="" title="Visit SBRForum's Soccer Forum!" target="_blank">'s soccer message boards</a>!</em></p>
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