Match Preview: Man City vs LFC

3 January 2012

Liverpool’s away form is better than at home, and they look value at 3.25 with Betfred in the draw/no bet market in tonight’s game against table toppers Man City.

Kenny Dalglish’s side have kept four clean sheets in their last six PL away games and have lost just once in their last 14 matches.

They also have a good record against City, who’ve beaten them just once in 13 meetings, and with Steven Gerard now back edging back to full fitness and Luis Suarez expected to return after his one match ban there is every chance that they will come away with at least one point if not all three.

Roberto Mancini’s men have lost that “invincible” look they had as sides have now learned to stop them  with the fluency of the first three months of the season.

The come into this on the back of a poor draw against West Brom and a shock 1-0 defeat at the hands of Sunderland at the Stadium of Light and that augurs well for Liverpool’s chances as their defence is one of the best in the league at present

If City they play the same as they did in those two games then I fancy Liverpool to take advantage and they certainly look to have been underestimated by bookmakers and they certainly look overpriced at 4.5 with Betfred and Paddy Power.

However better value surely lies in backing them in the draw/no bet market at 3.25 with Betfred, as  12 of the last 13 games between the two sides and it covers that possible outcome whilst still offering decent odds if they go on and bag all three points.

In the first goalscorer market I like the look of Suarez at 8 with *bet365, and at 12 with the same firm Gerrard looks worthy of a small saver.

If your fancy playing in the correct score market a 2-1 win for Liverpool makes most appeal at 17 with Betfred.

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