Match Preview: Liverpool vs Manchester City, 13th April 2014 »
In what is already being billed as the Premiership decider, football betting fans will be keeping a close eye on Anfield this Sunday, as Liverpool host Manchester City in the race for the title. Liverpool will start four points clear of City, so will stay top whatever happens – at least until Chelsea go to Swansea later in the day. Despite Liverpool's resurgence of late, however, they haven't won any of the last five meetings with the Citizens; three draws and two City wins means head to head history doesn't bode well for the Merseysiders. Their last clash, at the Etihad on Boxing Day, saw the light blues run out 2-1 winners in a colourful encounter, and City's walkover of Southampton last Saturday contrasted sharply with Liverpool's tentative, hard-fought three points at Upton Park.
But if Liverpool are showing signs of fear, then the famous Kop should help lift them, and the bookies are definitely counting the intimidating Anfield atmosphere as a true 12th man. At the time of publication, a home win with 888.com Football is 27/20, against 19/10 for City to steal the points. With a draw at 12/5, it's going to make more sense to try a correct score bet, so if you don't think the Anfield roar will frighten the lions of Manchester City, then a 1-2 steal is a tantalising 10/1 with Winner Football.
With so much at stake, football betting fans might expect a cagey encounter, but the two sides are easily the Premiership's top scorers, with 174 goals between them, and there's no reason to think either team will want to change tack. Liverpool's Luis Suarez is the obvious threat to Manchester City's defence, and his supernatural talent for finding the back of the net makes him 5/1 with Winner Football to score first, the same odds as City's prolific Sergio Aguero. In-form Yaya Toure, however, might be a wiser bet - he's currently 8/1 to start the goals rolling. Suarez's strike partner, Daniel Sturridge, weighs in at 11/2 for the same bet, despite going 'missing in action' against West Ham at the weekend.
In a rollercoaster season so far, Liverpool vs Manchester City betting fans know that anything can happen. If City bring their A-game to A-field, then 888 Football have seductive odds of 31/1 on a 0-3 drubbing. The Liverpool faithful, however, are seriously dreaming about their first Premier League title, so a similarly magic scoreline for them will conjure up a 21/1 bounty.
Visit 888 Football today to secure the best odds for what promises to be a Premiership cracker.