In the blockbuster Premier League fixture this weekend, Manchester City will host Liverpool at Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Both sides are arguably the best-attacking sides in the league, and the history of this fixture suggests that we should expect a high-scoring game this Saturday.
Ahead of the game, Citizens and Reds find themselves level on seven points and are only separated by the goal difference. The Reds occupy the second spot in the table while City are two spots below in the fourth.
City might be undefeated this season, but they have looked far from their best on the attacking front. They needed an injury-time strike from Raheem Sterling to defeat Bournemouth in their last game, and prior to that, they had managed a total of three goals in their opening two fixtures.
On the other hand, the visitors will come into the game on the back of a morale-boosting 4-0 win against Arsenal. Jurgen Klopp’s side devastating going forward that day, and if they can repeat the same performance they would be favourites to claim all three points on Saturday. Philippe Coutinho played for Brazil during the international break, and he could earn his first start of the season for the Reds.
Last season, the corresponding fixture ended in a 1-1 draw, and at Anfield, the Reds registered a 1-0 win. However, prior to that, this fixture witnessed more than 2.5 goals eight times in a row.
Manchester City vs Liverpool – Match Facts
The Reds are unbeaten in their last five league fixtures against City. They have won three while two games have ended in draws.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are unbeaten on the road since February.
Sergio Aguero scored for the Citizens in the corresponding fixture last season.
Manchester City vs Liverpool – Team News
The hosts will be without midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, who is still recovering the knee injury he suffered last season. Kyle Walker will be back in contention after serving his one-game suspension.
Adam Lallana (thigh) and Nathaniel Clyne (hamstring) will miss out for the Reds, but Philippe Coutinho might earn his first appearance of the season. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could also make his debut for the Reds.
Manchester City vs Liverpool – Match odds
City are favourites to win in front of home support at 17/20 odds. An away win will get you 3/1 odds, but our preview is going for a draw in this game as our prediction. At the best odds of 58/19 at 188bet, we think that a draw provides really good value for money.
Manchester City vs Liverpool – Correct Score odds
A 1-1 draw is the most probable outcome according to bookmakers and you can get up to 33/4 odds for this outcome. Our preview is going for a 2-2 draw in this fixture as our prediction. Our betting tip can get you best odds of 25/2 at 10Bet.
Manchester City vs Liverpool – Over/Under 2.5 goals odds
It’s clear from our previous betting prediction, that we are backing more than 2.5 goals in the game. You can get odds of ½ on several betting sites for our tip.
Manchester City vs Liverpool – Anytime Goalscorer odds
City forward Sergio Aguero is the favourite to score at even odds while Gabriel Jesus can get you slightly better odds of 11/10.
We are backing Reds forward Sadio Mane as our prediction at the best odds of 9/4 at Unibet.