Premier League fixtures have been coming thick and fast over the last two weeks with mid-week and weekend games taking place throughout January and February. The busy fixture period has helped Man City put together an extraordinary run of form, and the Citizens have raced to the top of the Premier League in 2021. This weekend, Pep Guardiola’s side travel to Anfield and take on current champions, Liverpool. In contrast to City, Liverpool are experiencing one of their worst Premier League runs under Jurgen Klopp but this match could present an opportunity for the Reds close the gap on City.
Liverpool have been inconsistent recently, recording just two wins in seven Premier League games and taking seven points from the last 18 available. Klopp’s side lost successive home league games for the first time since 2012 recently, losing 1-0 to both Burnley and Brighton at Anfield. The Reds also remain without several key players including Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Naby Keita and Joel Matip. City come into this fixture as the most in-form team in the Premier League. A 2-0 away win over Burnley in midweek extended City’s winning streak to 13 in all competitions, the longest run of wins by any English team since Arsenal 2002. Guardiola’s team are also in good form away from home, winning four successive games away from the Etihad recently. Guardiola has an almost full squad to choose from for this match and prolific striker Sergio Aguero could also return to face Liverpool.
Looking at the match-winner odds for this fixture, City are the narrow favourites to win among the bookmakers. The best odds for a City win are offered by William Hill and BetVictor, who both have the visitors as 11/10 favourites. For those looking for Liverpool to cause an upset, the best odds come from SBK, who currently offer 45/17 for a home win. However, although draws are rare when these two teams meet, do not rule out a stalemate this weekend as Unibet and SBK are offering odds of 14/5 for a draw at Anfield.
Correct score odds
With both teams finding the net with great regularity this season, checking out the score markets will be useful ahead of this fixture. Liverpool are the second top goal scorers in the Premier League with 43 scored this season, while City have found the net 39 times in 21 games. BetVictor are currently offering odds of 19/2 for City to win 1-0, while SBK shows good odds of 9/1 for a 2-1 City win. For Liverpool to win 1-0, the odds are as long as 14/1 from BetVictor. However, for those who are predicting a comprehensive City win, Sky Bet are offering 11/4 for City to score three or more goals throughout the match. Historically there is no shortage of goals between these two teams and in the last two meetings between these two sides six goals have been scored. But, for those looking for a good value bet, Sporting Index are currently offering 16/1 for a 0-0 draw this weekend, which could be a long shot at a glance, but Liverpool may have to play more cautiously to hold a rampant City side.
Goal scorer/individual player odds
Both Liverpool and City have well-known goal-scoring quality in their ranks. Mohammed Salah is the Premier League’s top goal scorer this season with 15 goals to his name. The Egyptian talisman is also in good short-term form, finding the net four times in his last four matches. If you’re backing Salah to score anytime in this fixture, head to Unibet, who are providing the best odds at 17/10. City’s goals have been spread more thinly in the 2020/21 season. However, Raheem Sterling and Ilkay Gundogan have stepped up for City recently, scoring a combined seven goals between them in the past six Premier League games. For Sterling to score against Liverpool, 10Bet and Sport Nation are both giving odds of 21/10, while Sporting Index has the best odds for Gundogan to score anytime in the match at 57/20.
There will be plenty on offer from Liverpool v City this weekend. If recent clashes between the two sides have shown us anything, it’s that we should expect plenty of drama and excitement. We always look to offer the best value and tips from our betting previews but we do not ever claim to provide guaranteed wins or returns from bets. We do hope though that our Liverpool v Manchester City Premier League Betting Preview and Tips does go towards finding long term betting profit. To help get to that goal of long term profit you should also look at claiming the bookmaker’s free bets, take a look at our homepage for the latest offers. We list and review all the best UK online bookies free bets so you can not only find the best bookies offers but see which bookmakers are the right one for you. Also please, remember to always gamble responsibly and consider your betting actions before committing so you can get the most enjoyment from the match and your bets!