Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool will be quietly confident of ending Manchester City’s unbeaten run this weekend and 888sport punters can back the Reds at 21/10 to emerge victorious in front of an expectant Anfield crowd. The hosts are on a decent run of their own, avoiding defeat in each of their last 18 competitive fixtures on home soil.
Meanwhile, the visitors have dropped just four points so far this campaign – this City side might just be the greatest team in Premier League history. Pep Guardiola’s men did lose to Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League but the Blues were poor on that night and City’s domestic form has been simply sublime throughout the 2017/18 campaign.
With Philippe Coutinho out of the Anfield exit door, the onus will be on Mohamed Salah and co to fire Liverpool to victory. The Egypt star is second only to Harry Kane in the Golden Boot charts and is a 5/1 chance with 888sport to open the scoring. In such a high profile fixture, it is tough to predict a first goal scorer but the 13/8 available for a Salah goal in 90 minutes is still a great price.
For City, Kevin de Bruyne could make the difference once again. The Belgium midfielder is a 2/1 chance to assist an away goal; an excellent price considering his form this campaign. At 9/1 to score from outside the penalty box, De Bruyne is worth considering here. Those fans with long memories will recall his strike against Chelsea earlier this season – he may be set for another major impact.
Virgil van Dijk will give Liverpool defensive stability at some point in the future and fans are expecting big things from the Dutchman. Going up against the likes of Sergio Aguero, Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling will be no easy feat though and the 11/5 on offer for Van Dijk to be carded is solid value.
Both teams to score looks like an absolute certainty in this fixture – punters can get 4/9 for at least one goal at each end. With so much attacking talent on show, it is almost impossible to envision a low scoring encounter. Liverpool have failed to score in just three of their last 27 league games whilst City have scored in all but one of their previous 19 league games.
Backing a team to win in this contest is difficult to say the least. On home soil, Liverpool are always confident and they do tend to raise their game on the big stage. But Manchester City are on another level and Pep’s men could extend their unbeaten record this weekend. With all of that in mind, opting for the draw may be the best option of all.
3/1 for a score draw, whether that is 1-1, 2-2 or 3-3, represents excellent value for money – it could be the bet of the weekend. An early goal could set the tone for a very exciting game of football and this might even be one of the matches of the Premier League season.
TIP: Both teams to score and match to finish a draw @ 3/1
*Odds subject to change - correct at time of writing*