Manchester City - Liverpool Betting Preview: Back Suarez to strike in a high-scoring Christmas cracker

The Premier League's top two meet at the Etihad Stadium on Boxing Day with a real battle expected and our tipster is once again backing goals in a game involving these sides
Table-topping Liverpool travel to Manchester City on Boxing Day looking to be the first side to take points from Manuel Pellegrini's side at home in the league this season.

Brendan Rodgers' men lead the Premier League at Christmas, with Luis Suarez in sensational form, driving the Reds on in the absence of some key players through injury.

With four league victories in a row, the Merseysiders are 7/2 (4.50) with Paddy Power to make it five on the spin.

Manchester City have also been in fine form, staying unbeaten in their last nine fixtures, winning eight of those games.

Pellegrini's side have won every home league game this season and Paddy Power price them at 3/4 (1.75) to continue that run. The same firm prices the draw at 14/5 (3.80).

With Liverpool playing some remarkable football home and away, it would usually be worth backing them in the double chance market, with even money (2.00) seemingly offering plenty of value. However, with City looking devastating at home, scoring 34 goals in seven matches, it is tough to back against them winning.

Instead, the over 3.5 goals bet at 11/10 (2.10) looks like a great price.

This has been a well-backed bet in matches involving Man City and Liverpool this season, with it paying out in the Reds' last seven fixtures, as well as five of City's last six. With both sides vying for top spot, expect an open, high-scoring game.

Another solid bet in this fixture is Liverpool's man of the moment, Suarez, to score anytime at 11/10 (2.10) with Paddy Power. The Uruguay international has netted 19 goals in 12 league games this season, including 10 in his last four matches.

Over 3.5 goals for a 2.5pt stake at 11/10 (2.10) with Paddy Power
Luis Suarez to score anytime for a 2pt stake at 11/10 (2.10) with Paddy Power

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