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Manchester City vs Liverpool - Premier League betting tips and prediction

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Can City close the gap on the Reds?

It is finally here; perhaps it is too early to say, but when Manchester City host Liverpool on Thursday night, it could be huge in deciding the fate of the Premier League title.

Throughout the season, the narrative of the title race has been that City, as champions and favourites, are being chased by the rest, with Liverpool leading the chase. Because of what happened over the festive period, though, this game sees that completely flipped. 

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Back to back defeats for Pep Guardiola’s men, coupled with the Reds keeping their nerve impeccably, means they travel to the Etihad Stadium seven points clear atop the table. Victory, as Guardiola has already said, could end City’s hopes of defending their crown.

Though City returned to winning ways on Sunday with a win over Southampton, there are still doubts over their form. Liverpool are the team of the moment, arguably looking as strong as the champions did last season. Avoiding defeat would surely kickstart talk of an unbeaten season at Anfield, but Jürgen Klopp’s men will not be thinking about that.

Klopp is viewed as Guardiola’s kryptonite; the Man who can counteract the style and efficiency of the City boss’ philosophy. Though they won 5-0 in this fixture last year, City also lost twice in the Champions League and altered their plan when the sides met in October on Merseyside. The 0-0 draw appeared to suit the visitors that day but now that isn’t so clear.

Kevin De Bruyne looks set to miss out on the game and that could be crucial. Liverpool have the quality and mentality to get a good result from this game; and though a win may be a step too far considering City’s renaissance, they can get a draw and we think they will.

Use your Betfair Free Bets to back a draw as well as over 3.5 goals in the game, which is priced at 5/4.

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