Liverpool v Man City: Reds can earn draw at Anfield
Posted 25th November 2011
This could be a game where Liverpool could establish themselves as a serious force in the Premier League this season. After beating Chelsea last weekend, Manchester City come to Anfield on Sunday and Liverpool will be hoping to provide the rampant league leaders with their first defeat of the season.
City are, however, slight favourites to come away with the win and can be backed with Unibet at 6/4. Odds on Liverpool getting the victory are marginally bigger at 7/4 with Unibet while a draw looks good at 11/5.
Liverpool were impressive when they won 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge last Sunday. They were the much better side than Chelsea; more organised, hungrier, and more potent in attack. Kenny Dalglish will certainly have been delighted with his team's performance, but City should provide a much tougher test.
Roberto Mancini's side may be struggling to make it into the last-16 of the Champions League, but on the domestic front they have been steamrolling everyone in their path. They are five points clear at the top of the Premier League and are looking like the strongest candidates to land the title next May.
Since drawing with Fulham back in September, City have won seven straight games in the league, scoring a massive 25 goals. They are yet to drop points at home and have lost just two on the road. Their biggest test so far was a trip to Old Trafford at the end of October, and they certainly laid down a marker there with a 6-1 thumping of their rivals.
Liverpool might not be as high as United in the league but they should provide a sterner test. The Reds' home form isn't great with three draws in their last three games, but Kenny Dalglish's side are a team who seem to really play to the strengths of their opponents and they will be fired up for this match with City.
They are well capable of securing a draw and even though the price of 11/5 is great, you should try get even more value by backing Liverpool/Draw in the halftime/fulltime market at 14/1 with Unibet.
Liverpool are a team that start games quickly and press their opponents for the first-half but drift off in the second. City are the opposite as they tend to ease into games and unlock their opponents in the second-half. Liverpool can take the lead here but City will peg them back for the draw after the break.
In the first goalscorer market, Luis Suarez at 13/2 with Unibet is great value while Glen Johnson is 14/1 to score anytime on Sunday after his terrific goal against Chelsea.
Tip #1: Back Liverpool/Draw in the halftime/fulltime market at 14/1 with Unibet.
Tip #2: Back Luis Suarez to be first goalscorer at 13/2 with Unibet.
Tip #3: Back Glen Johnson to score anytime at 14/1 with Unibet.