Liverpool v City: Paddy Power preview
- Fri 24 Aug 2012, 5:30PM
- Posted by Chris Eccles
City and Liverpool got off to contrasting starts on the opening weekend of the Barclays Premier League season.
The champions recorded a come-from-behind victory over Southampton while Brendan Rodgers’ side slumped to defeat at West Brom.
It is still way too early to draw any conclusions from this term’s results and City’s official betting Partner Paddy Power make the odds for the 1-1 draw at 5/1 the shortest priced correct score selection.
Goals for Samir Nasri, Carlos Tevez and Edin Dzeko did the trick for the Blues against Southampton and there are some tempting Paddy Power odds for those players to be first on the score sheet at Anfield.
Tevez is the favourite to find the net first in the game at 11/2 with Dzeko at 13/2 and Samir Nasri at 10/1.
Without a win in the last nine visits to the red half of Merseyside, Mancini will not be expecting this game to be easy but so often when a game is tight Yaya Toure comes to the fore. The dynamic Ivorian midfielder is always worth considering when placing goalscorer bets. He is 9/1 to score first and 16/5 to score anytime.
Fans who believe in history repeating itself can back a third successive 3-2 Premier League win at 25/1 while City to collect three points by any score is priced at 11/8.
On the trivia front there has been a penalty scored in each of the last three games against Liverpool. A spot kick to be scored anytime in this game is chalked up at 3/1.