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Liverpool v Man City: The game that keeps on giving goals

| 28.02.2015

After weeks to forget in Europe it’s back to the nitty gritty of the Premier League for Liverpool and Manchester City on Sunday lunchtime, where a combination of the form and history books point punters towards another goal-filled spectacle at Anfield.

Last season, Philippe Coutinho’s sublimely-struck winner capped a typically madcap encounter between the sides as the title race momentarily lurched in Liverpool’s favour.

Of course, the rest is history and a season on it is only marginal 13/10 favourites for the points City involved in a title dispute, though the Reds’ 21/10 price reflects the most in-form team in the top flight.

Choosing a winner really is as difficult as the odds suggest, but it could pay to note that City have not won a Premier League game at Anfield in 11 prior trips.

Staying with the historical theme the discerning Ladbrokes customer looks far better served backing numerous goal-based bets on the contest instead.

The game producing over 2.5 of them in total is understandably short at 8/11, while over 3.5 has seldom been more appealing at 17/10.

City’s 3-1 victory in the reverse fixture back in the first throes of the season was the fifth league match in succession between the sides to reward backers of both wagers.

The Citizens alone have now fired at least two goals across Liverpool bows in the last six league meetings home and away.

Largely the same City personnel have netted nine times in their previous two Premier League games as well, so 2-3 more at Anfield smacks of printable money at 13/10.

Don’t forget to back both teams to score either at 8/13, while a score draw at 7/2 could be the jewel in any punting plan’s crown given the hair-splitting nature of the match odds.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Christian Crowther

Give Christian a sport with anything remotely spherical in it and he’ll happily while away the hours watching it on the box. However, he’d much prefer writing about, playing or betting on golf, football, cricket, tennis, snooker.... you get the picture.