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Liverpool vs Manchester City - Premier League Preview and Odds

Published on: 07/10/2018

Liverpool vs Manchester City - Premier League Preview and Odds

October 07, 2018 16:30pm - Anfield

Premier League

Two unbeaten teams locked on 19 points at the top of the Premier League table will go head to head on Sunday as second-ranked Liverpool host pace-setters Manchester City at Anfield.

With both sides scoring points at an incredible rate, this game could help shape the title race. City currently have the advantage thanks to goal difference but a win for the home side would give them a three-point cushion going into the international break.

Liverpool haven`t played particularly well in the last couple of weeks, losing in the League Cup and snatching a Premier draw in their two games against Chelsea before falling 1-0 to Napoli in the Champions League. Jurgen Klopp will be hoping for more from his side in this crucial game. The German has yet to land a trophy at Anfield, despite reaching three finals, and will be keen to rectify that this season after a bumper spending spree over the last two transfer windows.

It hasn`t been all plain sailing for Manchester City this term with two points already dropped against newly-promoted Wolves. With their title rivals stronger this term, they may have to achieve close to perfection to retain their Premier League title. In Europe, they lost their fourth Champions League game in a row, falling 2-1 at home to Lyon before grinding out an unconvincing win in Hoffenheim.

The fixtures will come thick and fast for both sides and both will be keen to gain the psychological advantage that comes with spending the next two weeks on top of the table. A draw could see Chelsea draw level on points should they prevail in their earlier trip to Southampton.

Recent Form (League)

Liverpool: DWWWW

Manchester City: WWWWD

Betting odds and tips

City have won just one of their last six against the Reds and have already lost three times against them in 2018. Their last win at Anfield came back in 2003. As a result, the home side will be clear favourites here.

While Liverpool have the advantage, they have not been at their best in recent games. If they are below par again they could give away points here so the draw could come into play. With that in mind, backing Liverpool with the Draw no Bet option looks shrewd.

You can back Liverpool/Draw no Bet at 5/6.

By Neil Morris

Published on: 07/10/2018

Any odds displayed within this preview were correct at the time of publishing (07/10/2018 11:36:57) but are subject to change.