Man City Favourites for Title Clash at Anfield

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There’s a massive Premier League fixture taking place this weekend as Liverpool host Manchester City at Anfield.

In the final top-flight game before the international break, the two title challengers go into the weekend occupying the league’s top two positions. Here at freebet.com we’ll preview this huge fixture, checking the latest team news, providing up to date match odds and expert betting tips.

Trent blow

Liverpool have been handed a major blow ahead of Sunday’s clash with Trent Alexander-Arnold ruled out through injury. The England international has been in excellent form this season, providing a potent attacking outlet for the Reds whilst he has also chipped in with two Premier League assists already.

In Alexander-Arnold’s absence, Liverpool are likely to line up with either Joe Gomez or James Milner at right back. Whilst neither offer the same level of creativity as Trent, both are arguably more defensively sound. Could this work in Liverpool’s favour against a lively Jack Grealish?

Roberto Firmino could be in line for a first Premier League start of the season after scoring twice in Tuesday’s win away to Porto in the Champions League. However, Mo Salah and remains Liverpool’s main goal threat and there could be some value in backing him in the goal scorer markets.

Salah has scored in his past two games against Manchester City and has found the net in four consecutive Premier League games. The Liverpool forward is 9/2 to score first at Anfield or 7/5 to score at any time.

Pep Guardiola’s City do not have any fresh injury concerns but we’re unlikely to see Ilkay Gundogan or Oleksandr Zinchenko return on Sunday.

With no recognised centre forward, Man City’s encouraging start to this campaign has been built on a rock-solid defence. Last season’s champions have not conceded a goal since their opening game of the season. The title holders impressed when claiming a 1-0 against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last weekend. Another 1-0 should be considered at 17/2.

Match odds 

  • Liverpool – 19/10
  • Draw – 12/5
  • Manchester City – 27/20
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