Published: 07.09.2017

Man City v Liverpool Betting Offers and Tips

The Premier League took a week off due to the international break but it returns with a bang on Saturday when Man City host Liverpool.

Both teams have seven points from their opening three games and both are targeting the title.

With a big morale boost and an important three points awaiting the winner, we should be in line for a thrilling match at the Etihad.

Man City v Liverpool Betting Analysis

Although they’ve got the same number of points as Liverpool, Man City have had to work considerably harder for them than their opponents.

Pep Guardiola’s team had to remain patient before breaking down Brighton, they had to come from behind with 10 men against Everton and it took a 95th minute winner to finally see off the challenge of Bournemouth.

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Of course, Guardiola would have preferred three straight 3-0 wins but deep down he’ll be delighted to see his players fighting for the cause.

In contrast, Liverpool threw away a golden chance for an opening day win against Watford, they were more than a little lucky against Crystal Palace and faced no resistance from a woeful Arsenal last time out.

Jurgen Klopp’s side are full of quality but in such a big game, it is Man City who we recommend you back at a best price of $1.85 with Bet365.

Man City look a good price but they’ll have to score two or maybe three goals to confirm the win against this Liverpool side.

That throws up a couple of betting opportunities including both teams to score which is $1.45 with Sportsbet and over 3.5 goals at $2.25 with Unibet.

With all the attacking quality that Man City have, both in their starting XI and on the bench, there is always the danger that they will cut their opponents to pieces. If they hit their stride, City could send their fans home very happy indeed so it’s worth having a bet on the home side winning by two or more goals at $5 with Sportsbet.

Man City v Liverpool Top Betting Tips

Man City to win at $1.85 with Bet365

Both teams to score at $1.45 with Sportsbet

Over 3.5 goals at $2.25 with Unibet

Man City to win by two or more goals at $5 with Sportsbet

Key Battles

Pressing is the name of the game for both Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp. The Man City manager is such a big fan of his players working hard from the front that he is prepared to drop Sergio Aguero from his team while Klopp’s side routinely run more than the rest of the Premier League on any given weekend.

There are differences in the way that Man City and Liverpool go about their pressing but the important point is that they will both try to win the ball high up and they must therefore be confident in possession.

Of the two sides, Liverpool are most likely to try and beat the press by going direct while Man City will stick with their passing football to try and create space by manoeuvring the Liverpool defence.

While the two defences will have their work cut out, the key battle for this game could well be in midfield.

Fernandinho has an especially important role to play as the key destroyer in the Man City ranks and if he sticks with his defensive duties it will free up the likes of David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne to do the damage in an attacking sense.

Match Stats

  • Liverpool have won four of their last six meetings with Man City
  • City’s only win in that time was via a penalty shootout in the League Cup
  • Man City have gone 13 Premier League games unbeaten at home
  • Liverpool’s win over Arsenal stretched their unbeaten run in the league to seven games

Predicted Line-Up

Man City – Ederson; Kompany, Otamendi, Danilo, Mendy; Fernandinho, David Silva, De Bruyne; Sterling, Sané, Jesus

Liverpool – Mignolet; Lovren, Matip, Robertson, Gomez; Henderson, Can, Wijnaldum; Mané, Salah, Firmino

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