Liverpool vs Manchester City betting tips: Premier League preview & predictions

Liverpool vs Manchester City prediction: Liverpool 2-1 Manchester City

A colossal clash at Anfield.

The two favourites for the title will go head to head in a match that could prove so crucial come what May.

Famously, Jürgen Klopp’s side beat Guardiola’s team in 3 of their 4 meetings last season, including in both legs of their Champions League quarter final.

With both sides starting so well, their two meetings could go a long way to deciding the destination of the title.

Can either claim a huge 3 points here?

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 01: Raheem Sterling of Manchester City celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal with his team mates during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Newcastle United at Etihad Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Liverpool vs Manchester City: Who will win?

Despite home advantage, Liverpool are underdogs at 7/5.

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Manchester City have lost their last 6 visits to Anfield and have not won their since 2003.

Nevertheless, Pep Guardiola’s side are 7/4 to claim all 3 points.

A draw is 13/5.

They both have frighting forward lines and both teams to score is 4/9 and over 2.5 goals is 8/13.

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 15: Roberto Firmino of Liverpool celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal with team mate Trent Alexander-Arnold during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool FC at Wembley Stadium on September 15, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Sadio Mané is Liverpool’s top goalscorer this season with 4 goals. The Senegalese forward is 6/1 to score first and 2/1 to net anytime.

Sergio Agüero already has 8 goals this season and has netted 6 times against Liverpool. The Argentine is 11/8 to score anytime and 9/2 to score first.

Sadio Mané and Mo Salah both to score is 11/2.

Agüero and Sterling both to score is 6/1.

Liverpool vs Manchester City: Match preview

It’s fair to say that Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool have got off to a flier.

They won their first 6 Premier League; their best start since they were defending champions in 1990.

Last weekend, that winning start may have come to an end but they were content with the point they earned.

They came from behind to draw 1-1 at Stamford Bridge thanks to a wonder goal by super sub Daniel Sturridge.

They were in Naples on Wednesday in Champions League action.

On matchday 1 they beat Paris Saint-Germain 3-2 at Anfield but were beaten 1-0 by Napoli at Stadio San Paolo to leave them with work to do.

Still, the Reds have an unbelievable record over Manchester City at Anfield in recent seasons and that’ll have to continue if they’re to ultimately wrestle the title back.

Kyle Walker celebrates goal vs Newcastle

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 01: Kyle Walker of Manchester City celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Newcastle United at Etihad Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Manchester City too have made an almost perfect start to their Premier League season.

The Citizens are level with their opponents on 19 points having won 6 and drawn one of their 7 games.

The only team to stop Guardiola’s side from winning so far are Wolverhampton Wanderers; the matched finished 1-1 at Molineux back in August.

They’ve scored 21 goals in 7 matches and look ominously strong once again.

Like Liverpool they were in Champions League action in midweek.

The pressure was on as they travelled to Germany after their opening day defeat to Olympique Lyonnais.

They fell behind after just 44 second to Hoffenheim, but recovered, and won 2-1 to stabilise their European season.

There was a 25-point gap between the two last season so can Manchester City win and pull clear of Liverpool here?

Liverpool team news vs Manchester City

NAPLES, ITALY – OCTOBER 03: Naby Keïta of Liverpool receives medical treatment during the Group C match of the UEFA Champions League between SSC Napoli and Liverpool at Stadio San Paolo on October 3, 2018 in Naples, Italy. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

In the battle of the Brazilian goalkeepers, Alisson will start his ninth game for Liverpool. He’ll be hoping to add to his 4 clean sheets.

Virgil van Dijk is the leader at the back and his partnership with Joe Gomez will be sorely tested here.

With Adam Lallana and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain both not available, Klopp has limited options in terms of numbers in midfield.

Nevertheless, in terms of quality his midfielders are the envy of most.

James Milner, like fine wine, gets better with age and he, like Georginio Wijnaldum, will work his socks off.

Also, Naby Keïta went off injured on Wednesday night so, with Fabinho not yet trusted, captain Henderson will start this one.

Neither Mané nor Salah have hit the heights of last season but Roberto Firmino has kept up his good form.

The three of them scored 7 goals agaisnt Manchester City last season so can they add to that here?

If they can’t they may call on their super sub Daniel Sturridge again.

He’s scored against West Ham, PSG, Chelsea in the Carabao Cup and Chelsea in the League already this season and would love to get a goal against the club he began his career with.

Manchester City team news vs Liverpool

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 25: Pep Guardiola the head coach / manager of Manchester City during the Carabao Cup Final between Arsenal and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium on February 25, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

In Russia in the summer, Ederson had to play second fiddle to his opposite number so would love to prove he is Brazil’s best keeper ahead of next summer’s Copa América on home soil.

Nicolás Otamendi and captain Vincent Kompany appear to have established themselves as the first choice centre-back pairing.

Benjamin Mendy is likely to be available but it would be a surprise if the Frenchman starts. Aymeric Laporte seems most likely to start at left-back to nullify the threat of Mohamed Salah.

Still no Kevin De Bruyne so it’ll be Fernandinho, İlkay Gündoğan and David Silva in midfield. KDB did train last week though, so could be on the bench.

Sterling, Sané and Agüero are the first choice front three with Bernardo Silva and Riyad Mahrez having to wait for their chance.

Agüero is reportedly nursing a foot injury but started and scored on Tuesday so there is no way he will miss their biggest game of the season so far.

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All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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