Manchester City v Liverpool: Best bets for Sunday’s Premier League fixtures


Our betting expert with tips for the Etihad title race and all of today’s top flight games PLUS a Serie A angle

Liverpool’s Mo Salah has been in a micro-crisis by his own high standards

Even the smallest change in Mo Salah’s touch could decide this Premier League title race.

The small margins don’t get much smaller than the one between Liverpool and Manchester City (4:30 p.m.) these days. City have won just one more point in 144 games since winning the title in 2018.

But it’s a yawning gap compared to the infamous 12mm that robbed the Reds of an ‘over the line’ effort when they lost 2-1 at the Etihad in 2019. In almost every football game all-time, from the backyard at the Bernabeu, one goal. The computer said no.

VAR’s cold, dead eye received Jurgen Klopp’s ailments in the build-up. Paul Tierney will be Stockley Park’s assistant today.

Obviously, the real VAR blooper revealed that it was just a guy sitting behind a big curtain, with an instant cup and a wagon wheel.

Today, with plenty of exciting breaks as Almighty Oz strums his almighty arze, we can surely expect some goals. The last five Prem meetings have seen 19. Salah has scored in four of them.

He’s in a micro-crisis after two deadly clashes with Egypt, but Mo still has the smarts, the heart, the courage… and Skybet’s exceptional prize is spellbinding. Get on Salah ‘anytime scorer’ at 5/2.

Liverpool and Manchester City also face each other at the top of the Prem’s “penalties won” table. There’s also been a goal kick in three of their last five PL encounters.

But some companies only offer 6/4 that “a penalty is granted” to the Etihad (4:30 p.m.) which, as greed goes, frankly comes a little Rishi.

Still, a rise in kick predictions adds weight to Riyad Mahrez’s claims. Punt him ‘marker anytime’ at a fair 2/1 (Unibet).

And step up to ‘Liverpool scores a pen’ at 11/2 (Bet365) – that’s bob-on for their raw data.

Imminent European dates cast a shadow over West Ham and Leicester matches, but Wilfried Zaha is an ‘anytime’ go-to bet on his stats at 27/10 (Unibet) for Crystal Palace at the Foxes (2pm).

Brentford (2 p.m.) should fear the Hammers’ backlash, but it’s not their way. Punt Jarrod Bowen “anytime” at 11/4 (Bet365).

Norwich-Burnley (2:00 p.m.) is a grim prospect – ‘no goalscorer’ at 7/1 (Fred) is fine.

In Italy, Torino-Milan (7:45 p.m., Serie A) looks very tight and scoreless on the data – get NO “both teams to score” at 20/21 (BetVic).

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