Quick Preview - Manchester City vs. Liverpool - English Premier League - Thursday, 26/12/2013

Manchester City vs. Liverpool - EPL Matchup - Team LogosThird place Manchester City are hosts to first place Liverpool in the eighteenth round of the English Premier League on Thursday, December 26th, 2013.

Manchester City are deadly at home. They are undefeated in their last nine games across all competitions and most recently they beat Fulham away with the score of 2-4. Their most recent victories include a 2-3 win over Bayern Munich and a 6-3 home victory vs. Arsenal. Man City are just one point behind league leaders Liverpool and Arsenal.

Liverpool are the surprise league leaders at the moment, but have two very difficult games vs. City and Chelsea to finish the first part of the season. The Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez is in the form of his life and has scored 19 goals in his last 12 league fixtures.

Man City are without their star striker Sergio Aguero and defender Matija Nastasic due to injuries, while Liverpool are without their playmaker Steven Gerrard and forward Daniel Sturridge.

The odds for the game on Thursday are:

Manchester City: 3/4
Draw: 16/5
Liverpool: 18/5

Man City are the favourites to win at home. A 100 € bet on the hosts could return 75 € in profit. The same bet on Liverpool could return 360 € in profit.

The most likely score, according to the odds is a 1-1 draw, offered at 15/2.

Alvaro Negredo (5/6) and Edin Dzeko (20/21) are the favourites to score for the hosts, while Luis Suarez (20/21) is the favourite to score for Liverpool.

This should be an awesome game!