Liverpool v Man City Tips and Betting Offers, Premier League, Sunday 14th January 2018
Can Manchester City continue their unbeaten run in the Premier League when they head to Anfield? They head into this one on the back of 30 matches without defeat, a run which stretches back to April last year. That includes 22 games this term without losing, a record which could be under threat when they visit Jurgen Klopp’s side. Can the Reds make up to the Anfield faithful over the Coutinho saga by seeing off the league leaders?
Manchester City are favourites to come away from Anfield with all three points, they’re 5/4 with Betfair to win this game. Meanwhile, the Reds are 2/1 with Betfred to claim another home win, while you can get 27/10 with Coral on the draw in this one. With the hosts yet to taste defeat at home, could they come out of this with a point?
It’s going to be a tough test for both, especially with City looking a little sloppy in recent weeks. Obviously Liverpool won’t be at their peak going into this one, with the sale of Philippe Coutinho going through to Barcelona. That’s bound to affect those around the club, and it’s also going to limit the options for the Reds in possession this week. Without Coutinho, they’re going to be missing their most influential player in midfield, which is going to cost them when they’re playing a side as impressive as Manchester City. That could lead to Liverpool going in a slightly different way here.
Without Coutinho, Liverpool will obviously lack a little going forward. However, they’re now even stronger at the back after adding Virgil Van Dijk. While the Reds have been mocked for their defensive issues, they’ve got a fantastic record at their own ground this term, conceding just four times. While City are likely to add to that, we don’t see them racking up goals. With 55% of the visitors’ away trips in the league seeing under four goals scored, we’re backing under 3.5 goals at 7/10 with BetVictor in this clash.
We’re also siding with the draw here, which can be backed at 27/10 with Coral. The Reds are unbeaten at Anfield this season, but they’ve drawn five of their 11 matches at Anfield. In six home meetings with the league’s top nine, the Reds have drawn four. That run should be added to when they host City, who haven’t won any of their last five trips to Anfield. As a result, backing this one to finish all square with Liverpool’s unbeaten home record and City’s unebaten away record staying intact, seems like a smart way to go.