We have been treated to some amazing English Premier League matches over the festive season but the big one takes place on Thursday night when 3rd placed Manchester City host Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium.
Manchester City v Liverpool – click here for match odds
Manchester City sit 7 points behind Liverpool having lost 3 of their last 5 matches. They were trading heavily odds-on for the title but are out to 16/10 with Liverpool now form favourites at 11/20 – click here for long term markets.
City bounced back from successive defeats to Palace away and Leicester at home to beat Southampton 3-1 on the road in their last start. That home defeat to Leicester was the 1st points they have dropped at home this season and City home games have averaged 4.4 goals each with 9 of the 10 matches delivering for over 2.5 goal backers.
Liverpool have swept to the top of the log after 9 successive victories, the most recent a 5-1 demolition of Arsenal at home. Liverpool have won their last 4 games on the road although they haven’t played anyone significant on their travels since drawing 1-1 with Arsenal at the Emirates 5 games back. Only 5 of the 10 Liverpool away games have had 3 goals or more in them.
The sides drew 0-0 at Anfield earlier in the season and last season City won this fixture 5-0
Suggested Bet: The Draw at 11/4
Liverpool would take a point and run although it must be said they couldn’t be running into City at a better time. I am expecting a tight game with neither side prepared to risk everything and the draw looks a big runner.
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