Manchester City vs Liverpool – Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips
What better way to end 2019’s first Premier League game week if not with a clash between Manchester City and Liverpool. If the Reds win this, Jurgen Klopp’s men put 10 points between them and the Citizens and we can almost certainly say that Liverpool is the new champion. However, the last time Liverpool played on Etihad in the Premier League, City won 5-0. The hosts need the win and Guardiola’s players have the value to overcome their opponents.
Manchester City: Current Team Form, Estimated Line-up, and Predictions
Manchester City is seven points behind Liverpool in the Premier League standings and the Citizens will have only the win option in order to get closer to the Reds. Pep Guardiola’s men looked motivated in the encounter they had at Southampton and won 3-1.
David Silva opened the score after just ten minutes, but So’ton got the equalizer when Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg found the net in the 37th minute. However, with their back against the wall, the Citizens bagged two just before halftime. One was an own-goal by James Ward-Prowse, while the second came from Aguero’s header. In the second half, City contained the ball, having 80% possession.
Southampton had a couple of opportunities, but nothing big. Frustrated, Hojbjerg had a nasty challenger on Fernandinho in the 85th minute and received the red card. The City midfielder was quickly substituted by Guardiola, but there’s no word on if he’s able to be on the pitch against Liverpool.
Delph is still suspended, while Mendy is out and De Bruyne questionable. At home. City conceded at least one goal in the last five matches in all competitions. But the former Premier League winners also have managed to score at least two goals in their last 10 home games.
Line-up Manchester City
- Goalkeeper: Ederson
- Backfield: Kyle Walker, John Stones, Aymeric Laporte, Oleksandr Zinchenko
- Midfield: David Silva, Gundogan, Bernardo Silva
- Forwards: Leroy Sane, Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling
Liverpool: Current Team Form, Estimated Line-up, and Predictions
We’re still debating if Liverpool looked really good against Arsenal or were the Gunners simply awful. With that 5-1 win, the Reds can approach their game against Manchester City with a seven points advantage in the Premier League rankings.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles opened the score for Arsenal in the 11th minute, after an excellent cross by Iwobi, but what followed next surely made you cry if you’re an Arsenal fan. Firmino scored two in just a couple of minutes (14’ and 16”), with Mane (32’) and Salah (45+2’) making it 4-1 before halftime. After the break, Liverpool the foot of the gas and scored just one more time, Firmino completing his hat-trick in the 65th minute from a penalty.
Jurgen Klopp has changed the formation and at least for now it’s looking great. The style is far more offensive, with one center midfielder being replaced by Shaqiri. Also, it’s worth mentioning that Fabinho has finally found his place in Liverpool’s line-up.
- Goalkeeper: Alisson Becker
- Backfield: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk, Dejan Lovren, Andrew Robertson
- Midfield: Xherdan Shaqiri, Georginio Wijnuldum, Fabinho
- Forwards: Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane
Chuck No Risk Predicton: Manchester City vs. Liverpool
The game takes place in Etihad Stadium, Manchester, Thursday, kick-off at 20:00. Manchester City – Liverpool counts for game week 21 of the Premier League.
At Bethard, you can play Liverpool’s potential victory at 27/10 odds. A Manchester City win gets 1/1 odds, while a draw comes at 14/5 odds.
On Anfield, we had a goalless draw, but we like to think that that was the exception when it comes to City vs Liverpool encounters. This time around, we’ll get plenty of goals and that’s why our first option must be over 2,5 goals, 33/50 odds. And for our second pick, we also have a goal prediction – BTTS. The odds found at Bethard are 27/50. Aguero has always been City’ savior in important moments, so we bet the Argentinian striker will find the net against Liverpool on Thursday. Our final prediction has 83/100 odds.
All in all, we have three predictions for the Manchester City – Liverpool derby – over 2,5 goals, BTTS, and Aguero to score anytime.