It's first versus third, as the Reds lead City by four points in the table, but the visitors have two games in hand and remain the bookmaker's favourites to clinch a second Premier League title in three years. Both teams come into this game in fantastic form, with this clash promising to be one of the games of the season.
Liverpool battled past West Ham last weekend to extend their winning league run to nine games. Brendan Rodgers's side have had to overcome Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal in those games and look brimming with confidence. With the Reds currently on an unbeaten run of 14, they certainly have the form to go all the way this year. Paddy Power price them at 7/5 (2.40) to take three points from this game and take another step towards their first league title since 1990.
City will come into this weekend full of confidence too, after a solid victory last weekend against Southampton. With five wins in their last six games, Manuel Pellegrini's side will look to become only the second team this season to beat Liverpool at Anfield. Paddy Power price them at 15/8 (2.88) to win, with the same firm pricing the draw at 12/5 (3.40).
Both sides have been sensational in front of goal this season, with the Reds topping the scoring charts with 90 goals in 33 games, and City close behind them in second with 84 goals. With Chelsea the next side on that list, having scored only 65 goals, it puts into perspective just how prolific these two teams have been thus far.
With this in mind, and the likes of Luis Suarez, Daniel Sturridge, Sergio Aguero and Yaya Toure all due to play, it's worth looking at the total goals market for this match.
Unsurprisingly, the over 2.5 goals bet is a short 1/2 (1.50) with Paddy Power, but the over 3.5 goals bet is catching the eye at 5/4 (2.20). This would have landed in 11 of Liverpool's last 13 league games at home, and with City scoring 15 goals in their last five matches, it's tough to see past the 3.5 goals bet in this match, especially with the match odds appearing a tough prospect to profit from.
|Over 3.5 goals at 5/4 (2.20) 2.5pt stake with Paddy Power|
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