Premier League betting – Man City vs Liverpool
Man City vs Liverpool betting preview, odds and tips
In the wake of the Premier League’s Euro play off proposal to decide the final Champions League place, two teams vying for that fourth spot take to the field at Eastlands on Sunday as Manchester City entertain Liverpool. City leapfrogged the Reds into fourth after leaving the Britannia with a point in midweek but both clubs will be looking to take maximum points from their closest rivals in this one. The outcome of this fixture could well prove decisive in the race for fourth, and City are clear favourites to take a stranglehold on that position at 6/4, Liverpool are a long 2/1 shot to improve on their woeful away form and snatch all three points whilst the draw is being chalked up at 23/10.
Man City – 6/4 with Bet 365 – Click for £100 in free bets
Draw – 23/10 with William Hill – Click for £25 free bet
Liverpool – 2/1 with VC Bet – Click for £100 in free bets
Manchester City’s new found wealth is certainly reflected in their league position as the Citizens continue to have their most successful season in the top flight. Gareth Barry’s second half leveller at Stoke in midweek scraped Roberto Mancini’s side a point but on the basis of play, the Potters down to ten men, had a perfectly adequate goal ruled out for a foul on Shay Given. Therefore, the Italian may have left the Britannia feeling this was more of a point gained than two dropped. On the road of late, City have struggled succumbing to defeats at Hull and Everton but at Eastlands they are yet to be beaten this campaign with Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal having all left empty handed.
They will certainly fancy their chances against a Liverpool side that have underperformed in all competitions this year. A draw was played out at Anfield when the pair last met in November, but neither manager will be hoping for a repeat score line this time around. The Citizens have played a game less than their Merseyside rivals but a win on Sunday and the prospect of another three points could see them consolidate the position they currently find themselves in.
Liverpool have been lacklustre away from Anfield this season losing on no fewer than six occasions, more than any other of their top four rivals. This is a statistic they must change if they are going to cap off a disappointing year by finishing fourth. They fixture at City is sandwiched between the two legged Europa League clash against Unirea Urziceni, which they should progress into the last 16 with flying colours. However, last weeks 1-0 defeat at Arsenal epitomised Liverpool’s season, and their disgruntled fans will bemoan the fact that this time last season they were 11 points better off. Nevertheless, they could be boosted by the return of top marksman Fernando Torres and Israeli Yossi Benayoun, which will sure inject the firepower they have sorely lacked. The pair have scored almost half of Liverpool’s 43 goals this term.
If Fernando does play some part in Sunday’s game he is the bookies favourite to break the stalemate at 5/1. Next up are City’s front two Carlos Tevez and Emmanuel Adebayor at 5s and 6s respectively. Whatever, the outcome there is sure to be goals, under Mancini city haven’t failed to score less twice in a match at Eastlands. With this in mind, back both teams to score at 4/5 with Blue Square.
If the form book is anything to go by Manchester City must be seen as favourites, but Liverpool have an almost identical squad which finished 2nd last year and they are capable of upsetting the odds. At an appealing 2/1 Benitez’s men will see plenty of backers but the draw could be the best bet at odds of 23/10.
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