Live on Sky Sports 1: Sun: 16:00. Man City take on Liverpool in Sunday afternoon’s big Premier League TV game.
Manchester City and Liverpool played out an entertaining and lively 2-2 stalemate at Anfield back in August, Roberto Mancini’s men pegging back the Reds twice to earn a point but as the pair prepare to face-off again at the Etihad Stadium, bookies aren’t anticipating another inconclusive affair, Ladbrokes posting 11/4 against the draw.
Aided by home advantage, it’s the champions that are fancied to come out on top, BetVictor making them odds-on at 17/20 for the points and Stan James installing Brendan Rodgers’ side as 4/1 outsiders. That looks about right and indeed it’s difficult to see past the hosts but if you ignore the humbling at League One Oldham in the FA Cup, Liverpool’s form has been pretty solid of late so they can certainly ensure City have to work hard for the victory.
Subsequently, bet365’s 11/4 for the hosts to shade it by a one-goal margin is worth considering for punters seeking something more substantial than the odds-on quotes for a straightforward City success and as the Reds pose a significant attacking threat making it likely that both teams will score (8/13, Stan James), BetVictor’s 17/2 for Mancini’s troops to register a 2-1 triumph also appeals.
In attack meanwhile, after a brief injury lay-off Sergio Aguero forced his way back into the first eleven at QPR and as the Argentine attacker has struck in two of his last three starts, he’s the eye-catching first scorer flutter at 9/2 (Paddy Power).
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