Liverpool v Manchester City Betting Preview

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Over 2.5Total Goals7/10BetVictor
2-2Correct Score12/1BetVictor
Liverpool 3-2Correct Score25/1Bet365
Manchester City 3-2Correct Score28/1Bet365
Sergio AgueroFirst Goalscorer22/5BetVictor
Adam LallanaFirst Goalscorer9/1Ladbrokes

Second take on third at Anfield in a crucial New Year’s Eve clash and defeat for either side could leave them well behind Chelsea at the halfway point of the season.

The first thing to note is that Liverpool have won their last three (and four of their last five) league games against City, including 3-0 in this fixture last season.

The Reds also won the reverse fixture at the Etihad 4-1 last season – and they are available at stand-out odds of 7/5 with Betfred to extend that winning sequence.

City have lost twice on the road so far this season, 2-0 at White Hart Lane and 4-2 at Leicester earlier this month, but they have won their last 3 league games since then.

Pep Guardiola’s side are available at best odds of 21/10 to win at Anfield for the first time since 2003, while the draw can be backed at 13/5 – both prices with Bet365.

No team in Europe has scored more league goals than Liverpool’s 45 this season: Barca (41), Real Madrid (40), Napoli (40), Man City (39) and Bayern Munich (38).

But with City also on that roll call, we expect to see goals on Saturday – especially with both sides looking fragile at the back and conceding more than a goal a game.

Combined to the fact that 10 or the last 11 league games between these sides have seen more than 2 goals, we suggest backing Over 2.5 Goals at 7/10 with BetVictor.

We also recommend backing another 2-2 draw at best odds of 12/1 with BetVictor, plus both 3-2 scorelines at best price 25/1 and 28/1 respectively – both with Bet365.

Finally, Sergio Aguero will be fresh having missed the last four City games through suspension – and he had scored 8 goals in City’s 7 away games prior to that ban.

Back him at 22/5 with BetVictor to score first, along with Adam Lallana – who has scored the first goal in three of Liverpool’s last four games – at 9/1 with Ladbrokes.