Liverpool – Manchester City, Premier League Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR LIVERPOOL - MANCHESTER CITY
Liverpool managed to get the point against Chelsea in the last round after a stunning strike from Sturridge, who came a minute earlier from the bench. Liverpool was even and deserved the draw, although Chelsea have closed the spaces and the reds did not really find a solution and were very close to the first loss in the league. They also have played an extremely poor match against Napoli in the Champions League. Yes, the reds finish very heavy series of games against top sides in the Champions League and the premier league, but if their performance does not improve, it will not help them in the fight for the title at all. As host, Liverpool’s record is now superb. Reds have no loss since 2017, the spring. In Naples it looked as if Liverpool was pleased with the draw and they did not want to strain too much and wanted to save their strenght for this game with City. Now Klopp’s job is to prove that the motivation in his team at maximum level.
Manchester City made a comeback against Hoffenheim in the Champions League this week and are now in a better position in the group after the terrible loss against Lyon. In the Premier League, things look good, too. City lost points only against Wolves, but they are currently first with Liverpool, but with a better goal difference. The key is Guardiola’s approach here, because City have already lost 3 times from Liverpool this year, which can not go on. It’s not just a 3-point match, it’s a real direct duel for the title. Aguero has not scored at Anfield yet, although he often scores against Liverpool at Etihad.
In the last 5 games between Liverpool and City there were at least 5 cards. This fixture will be extremely nervous and will be played at great speed. Our main prediction here is a bit more unusual and it is Over 3.5 cards at 1.67. Keep in mind that a direct red card counts for 2 cards and when someone gets yellow + red, it counts as a total of two, too. In this bet there is logic and is statistically supported. The referee will be Atkinson, who often give cards and he’s not afraid to do so and to follow the law. Still, we have several alternative options, one of which is Mane to shoot at least 2 times. Sadio Mane is a footballer who has been very active lately and has been constantly attempting to hit from many places on the field, even more than needed sometimes. Several weeks ago, he was asked if there was an attempt to dominate and compete between Liverpool’s three strikers (between him and Firmino and Salah) and his reply with a smile was: “Yes, why not?”
- Sadio Mane over 1.5 rounds in the match – 1.57 (VALUABLE BET)
- Manchester City over 1.5 goals – 2.20
- Over 0.5 corners first 10 min – 1.65
LIVERPOOL TEAM NEWS
Origi, Lallana and Keita are doubtful. Ox is injured
MAN CITY TEAM NEWS
Mendy, Delph, De Bruyne, Mangala and Bravo are injured