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Manchester City v Liverpool Betting: Top heavy teams could produce a cagey encounter at the Etihad

11:10 BST 09/09/2017
Jurgen Klopp Liverpool Pep Guardiola Manchester City
Despite their attacking talent, Al Hain-Cole is predicting few goals in a tight and tactical battle between Guardiola's team and the Reds

Manchester City and Liverpool will be hoping to lay down an early season marker when they come face-to-face at the Etihad Stadium in Saturday's early Premier League kick-off.
Two points behind leaders Manchester United after three games, Pep Guardiola's men are available at 17/20 (1.85) with dabblebet to move above their neighbours into top spot with a victory here, despite the absence of captain Vincent Kompany, who has been ruled out.
Also on seven points but ahead on goal difference, the Reds are priced at 3/1 (4.00) to steal an early march on their rivals by coming out on top in this one.

The sides shared a 1-1 draw when they met on this ground in last season's corresponding fixture, and you can get odds of 11/4 (3.75) on them cancelling each other out once again on this occasion.
While both teams have drawn plenty of admiration for their increased attacking flair since Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp have been in respective command, their encounters last season were actually less free-scoring than in other recent years.
Having become one of the Premier League’s standout fixtures after producing 31 goals in the previous eight editions, the two meetings between the sides last campaign saw just three goals scored in total.
Although partly down to Klopp’s pressing game cancelling out his opposite number’s possession-based philosophy, it must be said that the second match did bear witness to a number of eye-catching missed chances.

However, opportunities should be even more difficult to come by this time out, with both defences having looked rather more sturdy recently.
The Citizens have conceded just six times in their last 10 Premier League fixtures, while their guests’ frequently maligned backline has kept a clean sheet in seven of their previous nine.
All in all, odds of 11/8 (2.38) could offer excellent value on under 2.5 goals being scored for the third consecutive meeting between Guardiola’s City and Klopp’s Liverpool.

What's more, dabblebet have an enhanced price available on Manchester City edging a low scoring game, with the usual odds of 9/2 (5.50) being pushed out to a massive 6/1 (7.0) on a home win with under 2.5 goals. This is available to all customers with winnings paid in cash. You can find this and plenty of other price boosts for the Premier League here.

Under 2.5 goals for a 1.5pt stake at 11/8 (2.38) with dabblebet