Liverpool vs Manchester City Betting PreviewApril 3, 2018
Kick-off: Wednesday, April 4 @7:45 PM GMT
Venue: Anfield (Liverpool)
Head to head record
Liverpool vs Manchester City 4-3 (2017/2018 Premier League)
Manchester City vs Liverpool 5-0 (2017/2018 Premier League)
Manchester City vs Liverpool 1-1 (2016/2017 Premier League)
Liverpool vs Manchester City 1-0 (2016/2017 Premier League)
Liverpool vs Manchester City 3-0 (2015/2016 Premier League)
Liverpool vs Manchester City prediction
Liverpool and Manchester City take on each other in an all-England clash in the Champions League quarter-finals. Both sides have been in a thrilling form ahead of the first leg at Anfield, thus a lively contest is on the horizon.
Reds to stick to their attacking style of play
Liverpool are enjoying a very successful season. Thanks to a 2-1 win over Crystal Palace they moved one step closer to securing a top-four finish in the Premier League and, to make things even better, the Reds made it to the Champions League quarter-finals. Jurgen Klopp’s men proved their worth in the double-header against Porto, but fellow Premier League side Manchester City are going to pose a much bigger threat for the Reds than their previous rivals. Mohamed Salah is in form of his life and all eyes will be on the Egypt international, who has already netted 29 goals in the English top flight this term. Liverpool are undefeated in previous six home games in the elite competition, which is giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of Wednesday’s clash at Anfield.
Midfielder Adam Lallana misses the match with a thigh injury, whilst defender Joe Gomez is a major doubt and he will be assessed ahead of the game. Coach Jurgen Klopp is likely to stick to the 4-3-3 formation.
Man City – the unstoppable machine
Manchester City failed to impress in the 2016/2017 season, but they have been producing splendid displays under Pep Guardiola this term. The Citizens are on the right track to clinch the Premier League trophy and they are certainly high on confidence ahead of the Champions League showdown against Liverpool. Man City set up a meeting with the Reds despite suffering a shocking 2-1 loss to Basel in front of home fans. Pep Guardiola rested key players in the defeat to the Swiss champions, but the Catalan tactician is going to field the best possible side against Liverpool. If top scorer Kun Aguero fails to recover in time to face the Reds, Gabriel Jesus will lead the line for the visitors. Anyhow, a man to watch in the away team will be Kevin de Bruyne, who is enjoying a season to remember. It has to be noted that Manchester City are eager to get their revenge on Jurgen Klopp’s men for a 4-3 loss in the Premier League.
Kun Aguero could be fit to face Liverpool, but the Argentine attacker should start from the bench. Benjamin Mendy misses the game duo to the lack of fitness, whilst Aymeric Laporte is rated doubtful as well.
- Man City scored exactly four goals in three of their last four away games in CL
- 12 goals in total were netted in last two meetings between the two teams
- Liverpool are after their fourth consecutive clean sheet at home in CL
- Reds aim to extend their unbeaten run at home in CL to seven games
- Mohamed Salah has netted seven goals so far this term in the competition
Liverpool vs Manchester City betting pick
Both Liverpool and Manchester City are likely to go for a win in Wednesday’s clash at Anfield, meaning that yet another high-scoring affair is on the cards. Given the attacking potentials of the two teams, there is a big value in betting on over 2.5 goals.
Pick: Over 2.5 goals