Man City and Liverpool face off at the Etihad on Boxing Day

Easily the pick of the ties on Boxing Day this late kick-off offers plenty of Manchester City v Liverpool betting options as the Citizens welcome a resurgent Reds side to the Etihad.

Leading UK sports betting firm Ladbrokes are all too aware of the importance of this match and as such the bookmaker will make more than 100 online football betting markets available for the tie.

Online betting is not an exact science and with both sides looking to start the New Year at the top of the table new Ladbrokes customers could opt to use their free bets away from the match betting market.

Fortunately for Premier League betting fans the betting site’s variety of markets will include bets on first, last and anytime goalscorers.

With the Reds’ Luis Suarez and the Citizens’ Alvaro Negredo both firing on all cylinders any price on either to find the back of the net could be viewed as a Boxing Day banker.

The City man has settled into the English game well and with talisman Sergio Aguero out with injury the Spaniard is likely to pose the biggest threat from the home side’s attack.

Manuel Pellegini’s side have lost just once in 18 games at home but with Luis Suarez on the field Liverpool will always be in with a shot of picking up three points.

The Uruguayan has been in scintillating form since returning from suspension and any price on the forward netting first, last or anytime should be viewed as a steal.

Matt Wiggins

No idyllic sound comes close to leather on willow for Matt, whose previous experience includes stints with Spin Magazine and Surrey County Cricket Club. It's not just cricket that interests him though, with football, golf, tennis and any American sport not played on ice all high on his list of favourites.