Sunday sees Man City host Liverpool at The Etihaad Stadium in what should be an enthralling Premier League affair.
Man City start as 5/6 favourites to win the match, Liverpool can be backed at 16/5, whilst the draw is available at 11/4. All odds quoted are available with Bet365.
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For the first time since Boxing Day, Man City failed to collect all three points in a Premier League fixture when they were held to a 0-0 draw at QPR in midweek – a somewhat surprising scoreline given the number of chances created, especially by City who had no less than 17 attempts on goal during the match. At home City have won their last three league matches to nil, although Liverpool, especially with the in-form Luis Suarez, will pose a much more potent goal threat than Reading, Stoke and Fulham did.
Following a shock cup exit at the hands of Oldham Athletic, Liverpool then threw away a two-goal lead at The Emirates in midweek to draw 2-2 with Arsenal. Liverpool continue to find the net with regularity when playing away from Anfield, but they seem unable to convert these goals into away victories. The Reds have scored in ten of their last eleven away league matches, but have won only three (against Norwich, West Ham and QPR). Defensively Liverpool have kept two clean sheets in their last 13 away league matches.
Based on the statistics there are three bets that appeal to me, starting with the obvious both teams to score at 8/13. Whilst I think Liverpool will score, I think Man City will just edge this one and the 5/6 on offer for the home win is very decent value given City’s home record. I also like the look of Suarez to score anytime at 7/5. Finally, I can rarely resist a correct score punt and 2-1 Man City at 15/2 completes the betting plan.
Both Teams To Score – 8/13 with Bet365
Man City to win – 5/6 with Bet365
Luis Suarez anytime goalscorer – 7/5 with Bet365
2-1 Man City correct score – 15/2 with Bet365
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