Manchester City vs. Liverpool Preview

Champions Manchester City host Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday afternoon to round up the weekends Premier League action.

Roberto Mancini’s men go in to the game on the back of their disappointing goalless draw with bottom of the table Queens Park Rangers on Tuesday evening,  a result that left them seven points behind leaders Manchester United ahead of this weekend’s fixtures.

Captain Vincent Kompany has been ruled out so Matija Nastasic, who has recovered from a knee problem, is set to deputise.

Stan James has top scorer Edin Dzeko at 7.0 (6/1) to open the scoring, with Sergio Aguero favourite at 5.5 (9/2), and Carlos Tevez a 6.0 (5/1) shot.

City are favourites to win the match with Bet Victor offering the best odds of 1.87 (20/23), with Liverpool 4.8 (19/5) with Stan James. The draw is available at 3.9 (29/10).

Brendon Rodgers men currently sit in seventh position, having squandered a two goal lead in their game with Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium midweek.

The Reds have no fresh injury worries, with Pepe Reina, Jose Enrque and Glen Johnson all expected to retain their places after returning against Arsenal.

Top scorer Luis Suarez is 8.0 (7/1) to get the first goal of the game, while Steven Gerrard can be backed at 13.0 (12/1) with Bet 365.

The Liverpool captain got the only goal of the game in the corresponding fixture last season, and if you fancy history repeating itself you can back the 1-0 away win at 18.0 (17/1) with Bet Victor.