Man City vs Liverpool betting tips, best odds and predictions
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Manchester City host Liverpool on Saturday in a massive game for both teams.
City are hoping to win their third consecutive Premier League title this season but are currently eight points behind Arsenal, albeit having played one game less than the league leaders.
Pep Guardiola's side have the opportunity to cut that gap to just five points when they take on Liverpool in the early kick-off, with Arsenal hosting Leeds later in the afternoon.
Liverpool are also desperate for victory, with Jurgen Klopp's side currently seven points adrift of the Champions League places.
It will be the fourth time to the two sides have met this season.
Liverpool beat City 3-2 in the Community Shield at the start of the campaign, with the Merseyside club also winning 1-0 in the Premier League meeting between the two sides at Anfield in October.
But City got their revenge with a 3-2 victory over the Reds in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup.
It promises to be another enthralling match when they meet again at the Etihad on Saturday. Here are our betting tips for the Premier League clash, based on odds provided by Sky Bet.
Who are the favourites to win?
City are strong favourites to win the match at 3/5.
You can back Liverpool to win at 4/1, while the draw is priced at 16/5.
City to edge out Liverpool
While it is always tricky betting on the early game, particularly when it comes to goals, it is unlikely this will finish a drab goalless draw.
There have been 38 goals in the last 10 meetings between the two teams, with none of those games ending goalless.
Both teams scored in eight of the 10 games and you can expect the same again on Saturday.
Both teams to score is priced at 8/13, while you can back City to win and both teams to score at 2/1.
Liverpool to fall into the offside trap
Liverpool have had the second highest number of offsides given against them this season (57) behind only Chelsea (61), an average of 2.1 per game for Jurgen Klopp’s side.
Darwin Nunez is responsible for 16 of those offsides and you can bet on him adding to that tally on Saturday, now he is expected to feature after recovering from an ankle injury.
Liverpool two and above offsides is priced at 4/7, while you can get the same price for Nunez to be flagged once or 9/4 if he's given offside twice.
Man City vs Liverpool long shots
If you're feeling a bit more adventurous, here's a couple of bets that caught my eye.
You can get odds of 33/1 on Ruben Dias, Fabinho and Andy Robertson all committing two or more fouls in the match.
Odds of 14/1 are also being offered on a penalty being scored and a player sent off, which is certainly possible in a match that means so much for both teams.
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.
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