Liverpool vs Manchester City
English Premier League
Date: Sunday, 7th October 2018
Kick-off at 16:30 UK/ 15:15 CET
Venue: Anfield (Liverpool).
This will be the biggest game for this weekend when these two league giants clash for the fifth time this year. The stadium will be full of excited fans they attend to witness the two leading teams in the EPL fight it out to widen the gap at the top of the league standings.
Liverpool has maintained their high-end performance and form in all the played 7 games. Remarkably, The Reds remain undefeated in all these games; winning 6 and drawing in one to make their total points tally to 19. They will come into this game after a disappointing defeat by Napoli and will aim at redeeming themselves in this great matchup.
The Reds are just below the Citizens in the second place but with only a slight goal difference. Naby Keita has been cleared of any serious injury after being forced off in the first half of Liverpool’s 1-0 defeat to Napoli on Wednesday with severe back pain. Mohamed Salah is currently out of form but can Klopp risk dropping last season’s star man for a game of this magnitude? Chamberlain remains out with injury while Divock Origi and Adam Lallana being engaged in this fixture remain a doubt.
Manchester City will come into this game in high spirits after a 4 match unbeaten run in all competitions. They have only lost once in their last 5 games, where they narrowly lost to Lyon in a UEFA Champions League Matchup. They remain on top of the EPL table having gangrened 19 points in the last 7 played matches.
They remain the highest scoring side in the top tier, something that has seen them top the league standings by goal difference. They will certainly come into this away match with high hopes that they will come out with something.
Liverpool vs Manchester City: Head-to-Head
- The last four matches have been won by Liverpool.
- In the last 5 h2h clashes, Liverpool has won four times while the Citizens have won once.
- All the last 5 games have ended with over 2.5 goals being scored.
Liverpool vs Manchester City: Prediction
What is evidently clear is that both these giants will find the back of each other’s net. Also, we shall be entertained with a series of goals here as both sides strive to display their might in this matchup. Liverpool remain the favorites to continue their dominance over the Citizens and perhaps make their total victories against the reigning champions to five.
Liverpool vs Manchester City: Betting Tip
Over 2.5 goals @ 7/11 (1.64)
BTTS @ 6/11 (1.53).
Alternatively, you can use the combo BTTS & Over 2.5 goals for a handsome 9/10 (1.90) odd.