Best Prem bets of the weekend

Finding betting value in Man City-Liverpool, other Premier League matches

Updated: August 22, 2014, 1:44 PM ET
By James Eastham | ESPN Insider

Manchester City Ian MacNicol/Getty ImagesManchester City impressed in a 2-0 win against Newcastle United last weekend.

Last season's Premier League champions, Manchester City, made a winning start to their title defense when they beat Newcastle United 2-0 last Monday. Now City faces an even stiffer test as last season's runners-up, Liverpool, travel to the Etihad Stadium for the biggest fixture of the weekend.

Here's a look at where the best betting value lies in that match along with a trio of other Premier League fixtures this weekend.

Manchester City (home) vs. Liverpool

Asian handicap: Man City -0.5 (-121) vs. Liverpool +0.5 (+113)
3-way line: Man City -122 / Liverpool +331 / Draw +320
PickCenter public consensus money line pick: 84 percent Manchester City
Total: 3 (Over +104, Under -114)