All eyes will turn to Anfield this Wednesday as Liverpool and Manchester City face each other in the first leg of their highly-anticipated all-English Champions League last-eight tie.
Both sides are known for their attacking style of play, and we expect an entertaining end-to-end encounter in Merseyside.
The Reds have had little problem en route to the quarterfinals, and they quite comfortably dispatched Porto in the last round. In the league, the Reds are 18 points behind City, but they have more or less confirmed a top-four finish.
On Saturday, the Merseysiders claimed a 2-1 win at Crystal Palace to keep in pursuit of second-placed Manchester United.
Meanwhile, City took a big step towards the league title with a 3-1 win at Everton. The Citizens are on course to cement their league title with a win against United next week, but that would be the least of their worries on Wednesday.
City’s only league defeat this season has come at Anfield as they suffered a 4-3 defeat in January. The visitors will be keen to avoid a repeat, but it won’t be an easy task to keep the likes of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino at bay.
Besides the league meeting at Anfield, both sides have also played each other at the Etihad Stadium this season. That meeting ended in an emphatic 5-0 win for City.
Liverpool vs Manchester City – Match Facts
Liverpool haven’t lost to City at Anfield in last 17 meetings in all competitions.
The Reds are undefeated in Champions League this season i.e. 12 games without a defeat.
Liverpool have managed five clean sheets in their last six games in the competition.
Liverpool vs Manchester City – Team News
The Reds are without Adam Lallana and Joseph Gomez, and Emre Can is a doubt.
City are expected to be without the services of Benjamin Mendy, John Stones and Fabian Delph.
Liverpool vs Manchester City – Match Odds
In the betting market, City are favourites to win the first leg, and they are available at their best odds of 7/5 at Bet365. A Liverpool win is available at 2/1 odds at the same bookmaker.
However, we are backing a draw as our prediction at 13/5 odds at Bet365.
Liverpool vs Manchester City – Correct Score Odds
A 1-1 draw is the most probable result in the betting market, and you can back this outcome at 7/1 odds at BetVictor. However, we are predicting a 2-2 draw in the game, and you can back this bet at 12/1 odds at William Hill.
Liverpool vs Manchester City – Anytime Goalscorer Odds
When it comes to picking a probable goalscorer, many options are present in both sides. City striker Sergio Aguero is the favourite to score at his best odds of 6/4 at Paddypower. However, we are backing Mohamed Salah as our prediction at 7/5 odds at the same bookmaker.
Among other options, Gabriel Jesus is available at 9/5 odds and Raheem Sterling at 11/5 odds at Paddypower. For the hosts, Roberto Firmino is available at 9/4 odds at the same bookmaker.
Liverpool vs Manchester City – Total Goals Over/Under Odds
This game could very well turn into a goal-fest, and we are backing over 2.5 goals as our prediction. This bet is available at the best odds of 4/6 at BetVictor.