Free tips Premier League Tips: Liverpool v Man City predictions (5.30pm, Saturday)

LIVERPOOL v MANCHESTER CITY PREDICTIONS, BETTING TIPS & MATCH PREVIEWS

Saturday, 31st December 2016, 5.30pm. Anfield

Liverpool welcome Manchester City to Anfield in the Premier League’s final game of the calendar year and it promises to be a blockbuster.

Both sides will be aiming to stay in touch with league pacesetters Chelsea but the recent head-to-head record between the sides suggests the hosts will be favourites, having won the last three league meetings between the two. In fact, City’s last win at the stadium came in 2003 – when a Nicholas Anelka doubled secured a dramatic victory.

Jurgen Klopp’s side will be without Philippe Coutinho who is still not in full training following an ankle injury sustained against Sunderland, although City will welcome back Sergio Aguero who has missed the last four matches through suspension.


Liverpool v Man City Winner Odds

  • Liverpool 6/4 – Betfred, Matchbook
  • Man City 52/25 – MarathonBet
  • Draw 13/5 – various


Liverpool v Man City Anytime Scorer Odds

Sergio Aguero 16/11 – various – having set out the last four matches through suspension, the Argentine striker will be raring add to his 16 goals for the season, ten of which have come in the league.

Daniel Sturridge 9/5 – Coral, Betfair – will the England striker find the net against his former club? His last goal in this fixture came in February 2013 and despite Coutinho’s absence, he is not guaranteed of a starting place.

Divock Origi 21/10 – various – netted in four consecutive appearances and is more likely to continue being preferred to Sturridge up front, and at better scoring odds, this bet looks tempting.

Kelechi Iheanacho 23/10 – Coral, Betfair – won’t start the match due to Aguero’s return and City’s wealth of attacking options but has come off the bench eight times this season to score four goals.


Liverpool v Man.City Betting Tips

Sergio Aguero – Anytime Goalscorer – 16/11 – various – the 28-year-old will be looking to make up for lost time and hit back at critics following his red card against Chelsea and Liverpool have conceded 20 league goals this season.

Over 3.5 goals – 7/4 – various – Six of the last nine league meetings between the pair have produced this outcome, while only once has there been fewer than three goals.


Verdict

Liverpool’s home advantage and City’s traditional struggles at this ground make the Merseysiders favourites, while Pep Guardiola has only defeated other sides in the top eight twice in seven encounters this season.

Expect goals for both sides – who favour attack and risk over caution. Aguero is the visitor’s main threat, while the Reds goals are typically more spread among the team.


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