Tue, Dec 24, 7:00pm by Clarinda Campbell
Match: Manchester City ($1.75) Draw ($3.80) Liverpool ($4.50) – EPL Week 18
When/Where: 4:30am (AEST), Friday 27 December 2013 at Etihad Stadium
Bet on Manchester City vs Liverpool: IASbet.com
Be prepared for a free flowing match here between these two high scoring sides in a genuine top of the table clash. Manchester City take on current competition leaders Liverpool at Etihad Stadium. Manchester City has opened the $1.73 favourites in the head-to-head betting market.
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In week 17, Manchester City recorded a 4-2 win against Fulham and Liverpool defeated Cardiff 3-1. Liverpool has now climbed into top spot on the competition ladder and Manchester City is into third. There’s only one point difference between Liverpool and Manchester City on the ladder, so there’s plenty to play for.
Liverpool has won its last four matches but City has won all its home matches this season including a recent victory against Arsenal where it scored six goals. Liverpool is heading into the match with the right frame of mind though with Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen stating “Man City have an incredible record at home…but records are there to be broken and we have to be ambitious that we can be the team that goes there and does that.”
City acknowledges it needs to keep goal scoring machine Luis Suarez quiet, but it can’t focus solely on him as it will be to its disadvantage as there are other Liverpool players that can step into the fold.
There’s no doubting this will be a high scoring affair so there should be plenty of activity in goal scoring betting markets. Picking the winner is harder. Man City has a rock solid home record. Liverpool has form that reads like a picket fence and Liverpool has dominated in matches against Man City. Liverpool is in the right frame of mind to push Manchester City hard but I don’t think either team will win outright. I am predicting a 3-3 draw.
Manchester City Head-to-head: $1.75
Liverpool Head-to-head: $4.50
Draw: $3.80 with IASbet.com
I have tipped the draw which is the second favourite in the head-to-head betting market at $3.80.
Manchester City (-1): $2.88
Handicap Draw (-1): $3.60
Liverpool (+1):$2.00 with IASbet.com
I have tipped the draw so Liverpool with the one goal advantage in this market looks the likely bet at $2.00.
Under 0.5 Goals: $17.00
Over 0.5 Goals: $1.01
Under 1.5 Goals: $5.49
Over 1.5 Goals: $1.13
Under 2.5 Goals: $2.67
Over 2.5 Goals: $1.44 with IASbet.com
Under 3.5 Goals: $1.66
Over 3.5 Goals: $2.13
Under 4.5 Goals: $1.28
Over 4.5 Goals: $3.45 with IASbet.com
I have predicted six goals to be scored in the match, which brings into play a few options in this market depending on how safe you want to play it. The options are “over 0.5”, “over 1.5”, “over 2.5”, “over 3.5” and “over 4.5”. The best paying option is “over 4.5” but it’s the most risky. A safer bet, if you think a few goals will be scored, is the “over 2.5” at $1.44.
You cannot go past Suarez in this market after his recent performances. He is currently paying $2.10, better than even money.
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