Liverpool v Manchester City Betting Tip and Prediction

Published: 03.10.2018
It’s a case of saving the best for last with the coming weekend’s fixtures in the Premier League. The top two teams in the EPL table and the betting for the title meet at Anfield early on Sunday evening in Merseyside in a game that promises lots of action.

Liverpool and Man City played each other five times last season. City were the runaway 5-0 winners in their first meeting at the Etihad but Liverpool more than made up for that humbling defeat by winning the next three encounters.

Those wins included Man City’s first league loss of the season and both legs of the Champions League quarter-final. City still managed to rack up 100 points en route to a comfortable title win but they are very much out for revenge on Sunday which adds another exciting element to a match that already pits together two of the most exciting club sides in world football.

Will Guardiola Work Out a Way to Bypass the Liverpool Press?

Man City were so dominant in the Premier League last season that they almost became used to opposition teams setting up with 10 defenders and desperately trying to avoid a humiliating defeat.

That is not Jurgen Klopp’s style.

The Liverpool manager is astute enough to make subtle tactical changes to counter individual threats but, broadly speaking, he tackles matches with the same high energy, high tempo, attacking style of play that has served him so well in his career to date.

Man City just could not cope with the intensity of Liverpool’s play last season and actually looked to freeze at times when faced with the red onslaught. That Liverpool are an even better proposition this season has not escaped Guardiola’s attention and he’ll have to come up with something special to try and stop the home side in their tracks.

Although Guardiola would have loved a full week to prepare his players for their short trip to Anfield, Tuesday’s win over Hoffenheim in the Champions League may actually prove to serve his players well. The Citizens had to dig deep to secure the narrow 2-1 win and that sort of mental resilience will be crucial at Anfield.

Liverpool had their own tough away game in Europe this week but their match against Napoli came a day later. The extra time that affords Man City should make a difference so we think the away side will be able to escape with a point.

Certainly, the draw looks a good betting price at $3.50 with bet365.

Goals to Flow Once Again

If Man City are to become the first Premier League side to avoid defeat at Anfield they’ll surely need to score. Liverpool have a wealth of attacking talent so Klopp will be able to call upon world class forwards from the bench if the world class players in his starting XI aren’t getting the job done, just like he did last week against Chelsea.

City cannot rely on keeping a clean sheet, but by the same token, nor can Liverpool given the away side’s excellence going forwards.

There were 18 goals scored in the four matches between these two last season so you should capitalise on the likelihood of more goals with your Liverpool v Man City betting.

We recommend betting on both teams to score ($1.50 with Unibet) and over 3.5 goals ($2.60 with MadBookie).

There are any number of players capable of coming up with a goal on Sunday but we really like the look of the $3.50 that Neds are offering on the resurgent Leroy Sane getting on the scoresheet.

Liverpool v Man City Betting Tips

The draw at $3.50 with bet365

Both teams to score at $1.50 with Unibet

Over 3.5 goals at $2.60 with MadBookie

Leroy Sane to score at $3.50 with Neds