The Kop To Roar!
POSTED: 11 April 2014
The big game of the weekend has to be Liverpool v Man City at Anfield on Sunday. It’s already being billed a title decider and you can see why consider the positions of the sides going into the game.
Liverpool sit top of the table having won their last 9 league games – they lie four points clear of 3rd placed City, who have 2 games in hand, if Liverpool beat City the title destiny is in their own hands.
If City win they then lie 1point back still with the two games in hand, meaning the destiny lies in their hands if they get the win. So effectively if either side wins this one and their remaining games they lift the title.
City captain Vincent Kompany came out this week to say Liverpool are the best side they’ve faced this season, despite winning 2-1 at the Etihad. Many say a vital decision against Raheem Sterling was the game changer, one things for sure this is definitely a game to watch.
Prior to the game earlier in the season that finished 2-1 to City, the previous 3 games all ended 2-2, so there’s an argument for goals especially considering you’re talking about the EPL’s top two scoring sides.
So over 2.5 goals is bound to be a popular bet, however at odds of 1.5 I find that a bit short.
Instead I’m going to go for a Liverpool win at odds of 2.4. My thought process is that the home advantage is going to be the decider.
Anfield is known for having an electric atmosphere during big matches, with the famous Kop End known for having some of the most passionate supporters in the world.
We’re talking about a potential title decider here, with Liverpool not lifting the title since 1990.
The weekend fixture will also mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster when 96 Liverpool fans died at a fateful FA Cup Semi-Final.
Emotions will be running high with the ongoing Justice campaign being well publicised – so with the atmosphere being charged for so many reasons, I’d be hoping the players will respond and get the vital win in what would be a huge step closer for Liverpool’s 19th title win.
Pick – Liverpool v Man City – Liverpool to win @ 2.4