Premier League betting – Liverpool vs. Manchester City
Liverpool vs. Manchester City betting odds, tips & free bets
Liverpool League Position: 6th League Form: DLWWL
Liverpool have been dealt two late injury blows with Glen Johnson and Daniel Agger being sidelined for the next 4 weeks, this adds to Liverpool’s defensive worries with Martin Kelly still out. Fabio Aurelio has been declared fit though which will be a boost for Kenny Dalglish’s men. The biggest boost however will be if influential Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is declared fit for the tie.
Liverpool though will be looking to their big name signings in winter to lead the line forward and attack the Manchester City back four, Luis Suarez has been in fine scoring form in the last few fixtures and has been mystifying Premier league defences since his arrival from Ajax. He is good value therefore at odds of 6.5 to open the scoring in front of the Anfield faithful. England international and £35 million man Andy Carroll is yet to score since his arrival, but much of this is down to injury and his performance in an England shirt did show he is still one of the Premier Leagues deadliest finishers. His aerial ability will cause City some problems so why not have a bet on the tiring Manchester City defences to let Andy Carroll score the last goal in the game? He is priced at odds of 7.0 on Coral to score last in the fixture.
Manchester City League Position: 3rd League Form: LDWDW
Manchester City dominated a strong Sunderland side at Eastlands last weekend 5-0, much of this was down to Roberto’s Mancini’s ditching of the system of 3 central midfielders in the squad. He instead went with a versatile 4-2-3-1 with bad boy Mario Ballotelli leading the line and Carlos Tevez dropping deep into midfield. The game saw Adam Johnson’s ninth start of the season and saw him score his 4th goal of the season and after such an impressive showing he may be called upon again to terrorise whoever Liverpool decide to play at left back (Most likely the nowhere near fit Fabio Aurelio.) So a bet on him being the first Goalscorer may be god for anyone feeling like supporting the ‘Noisy Neighbours’ at odds of 13.0 on Coral.
Top Goalscorer and captain extraordinaire Carlos Tevez has scored 19 goals this season and in any game let alone against a Liverpool defence plagued with injuries can be expected to score at any time so why not have a bet at odds of 3.0 on Coral.
Apart from that a high goal scoring game does seem likely for two teams who are both in good form and will be fighting hard for the points so a bet on their being over 2 goals at odds of 2.25 on Coral is another interesting offer.
First Goalscorer Luis Suarez 6.5 VC Bet
Last Goalscorer Andy Carroll 7.0 Coral
First Goalscorer Adam Johnson 13.0 Coral
Anytime Goalscorer Carlos Tevez 3.0 Coral
Over 2.5 total goals 1.7 Bet 365
By Sam Markham
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