Liverpool vs Manchester City Prediction & Match Preview

Liverpool vs Manchester City Commnunity Shield Predictions by LeagueLane

Liverpool vs Manchester City
English Premier League
Date: 16 October 2022, Sunday
Kick-off at 16:30 UK / 17:30 CET
Venue: Anfield (Liverpool).

This should have been one of the derbies of the season in the Premier League based on everything we saw in the past several seasons.

Man City won the title in the previous campaign only after a late second-half comeback against Aston Villa at Etihad.

However, this season brought a completely different story when it comes to these two outfits and their rivalry.

Manchester City have been far superior than the Reds so far in the season. The gap in points best describes the difference in the performances the two teams have shown.

With a record of seven wins and two draws in nine outings, Manchester City are 13 points above Liverpool in the Premier League standings after only 9 matches played.

Erling Haaland has been scoring goals for fun ever since the opening Matchday. The Norwegian superstar has 15 goals in 9 league appearances for the Citizens.

On the other side, Liverpool have won only two of eight games in the league this season. They suffered another unexpected loss last weekend, falling 3-2 away at Arsenal.

To make things worse for Jurgen Klopp, he lost the likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold and Luis Diaz through injuries in the mentioned defeat to Arsenal.

The only bright side for the Reds ahead of this matchup was the performance they have shown in the mid-week’s UEFA Champions League tie, beating Rangers 1-7 at Ibrox.

Mohamed Salah completed a hat-trick within five minutes after coming on from the bench in the second half of the affair.

Liverpool vs Manchester City Head-to-head

  • Liverpool won the previous two encounters against Manchester City, but both were in cup competitions.
  • Man City are winless in the previous four encounters with Liverpool.
  • We have seen at least four goals in each of the previous five head to head matches between these rivals.

Liverpool vs Manchester City Prediction

Manchester City have scored 13 goals in the last three league wins over Wolves, Manchester United, and Southampton. Erling Haaland has 15 goals in 9 Premier League appearances this term.

Knowing how poor Liverpool have been defensively of late, we will back Manchester City to win & Over 3.5 goals FT pick at the 3.60 odds. Erling Haaland is 1.72 to score anytime on Sunday.

Liverpool vs Manchester City Betting Tips

  • Manchester City to win & Over 3.5 goals FT @ 3.60 (13/5)
  • Erling Haaland to score anytime @ 1.72 (8/11) odd.