6th Feb 2021 | Premier League
Champions Dismissed Too Soon
Liverpool have been written off as title contenders prematurely, perhaps. The Anfield roar can't save them here, but an 18-year unbeaten league run there against City won't be given up without a serious fight. The return of Alison, plus Mane or Fabinho could be pivotal.
Manchester City may be on imperious form, and Liverpool may have hit the skids, but when did we last see the champions as long as 5/2 to win a game at Anfield? That’s top price with Bet365, who are also running their free in-play promotion for those who bet pre-match.*
There’s no denying that the Reds have had a bad time lately, but only a week ago many pundits were heralding their revival following back-to-back away wins at Spurs and West Ham. When they click, they remain world-beaters.
The counterpoint to the Pep Guardiola bandwagon is that they haven’t won a league match at Anfield since 2003 (L12 D5). That’s a serious hang-up in this showcase fixture. City may miss Kevin De Bruyne, at last, in a match of this calibre.
*Bet365 are offering a free bet of up to £10 up to the value of your largest pre-match bet. T&Cs apply.
Odds correct at time of publishing: 14:09 6th Feb, 2021 but subject to change