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Man City vs Liverpool: Mancini’s men set to slip up again

| 03.01.2012

Liverpool’s 3-1 victory over Newcastle United at Anfield not only saw them pick up just their second victory in seven home league games, it also saw the return to form of Steven Gerrard.

Gerrard’s second-half cameo turned the game for the Reds and Kenny Dalglish will be hoping for a similar performance against Manchester City.

While there is cause for optimism in Liverpool, for City, things have become a bit tougher following their shock 1-0 defeat against Sunderland.

With Liverpool finding form and City slipping up, this has all the makings of an incredibly tight game…

Match odds

The previous meeting between the sides this season saw a tight game finish 1-1 and things look set to be just as close this time out.

City have won just one of their last six home games against Liverpool and are currently priced at 4/5 to pick up all three points in this clash.

Meanwhile, Liverpool are out at 7/2 to get the win which may be tempting to some considering the Reds’ performances on the road this season – they have already beaten Arsenal and Chelsea away from Anfield.

However, despite City winning every home league game this season, the draw looks the most tempting bet at 5/2.

Goal markets

Liverpool have hit eight goals in their last six away league games and City have not failed to find the net in any home Premier League game this term.

Goals look likely to come so, backing both teams to score at 4/5 is a bet well worth looking into.

Meanwhile, former Manchester City player Craig Bellamy has been brilliant for Liverpool this season and bagged two in their win against another of his former clubs, Newcastle United, at the weekend.

The Welshman is 7/2 to find the net at any time in this game.



Richard Anderson