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How to turn a Liverpool and Man City double from 9/4 into 9/1

Christmas is just around the corner so The Paddy Power Blog team are hunting out the value in this weekend's Premier League football

by Josh Powell | December 6, 2013

The way Sergio Aguero and Luis Suarez are playing at the minute it’s hard not to back Liverpool and Manchester City. The two strikers are finding the onion bag more often than a stereotypical Frenchman and top the Premier League’s scoring charts.

This weekend City and Liverpool face Southampton and West Ham respectively and you’d look dafter than Boris Johnson failing an IQ test if you couldn’t find a few punters who fancy the double.

Unfortunately a 9/4 double doesn’t quite cut the mustard in the run-up to Christmas. Especially when your Mum is holding out for another year’s membership of the Daniel O’Donnel North West Association (DODNWA if you’re in the know).

Consequently The Paddy Power Blog is on the hunt for a bit of value. Luckily a combination of Martin Skrtel, Costel Pantilimion and co, mean that both City and Liverpool are well prone to a defensive clusterf***. Particularly when they are already well ahead and contemplating whether or not to try to bring the snood back in to Premier League football.

Backing your side to win and both teams to score in the match gives you that little bit of extra bang for your buck and means you could splash out on a few pigs in blankets in three weeks time. It turns this Liverpool and City double from 9/4 to 9/1.

Steven Gerrard Liverpool v Celtic

Liverpool to beat West Ham and both teams to score: 17/10

  • Liverpool have kept just one clean sheet in their last five Premier League games at Anfield, conceding against teams including Crystal Palace and Norwich
  • The Reds have played five matches against teams in the bottom half at home this year, and although they have won all five, they have conceded in three of them
  • No team in the top half of the Premier League concedes as many shots as Liverpool do on average per game (13.8).

Man City to beat Southampton and both teams to score: 12/5

  • Manchester City have conceded five goals in two games away from home against top half sides in the league
  • In their seven games on the road this season City have conceded a whopping 12 goals and kept a clean sheet just once
  • In three of the last four matches against Southampton, City have been victorious and both teams have found the back of the net

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