Manchester City and Liverpool meet at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday with just one point separating the Premier League title rivals and eight games to go. If you want to bet on the Premier League our soccer predictions have got you covered with the best markets and odds in the industry.
Let’s check the latest news, stats, injury reports, and Premier league odds for City vs Liverpool. We’ve plenty of predictions for you to consider.
City: Tough schedule
City’s clash with Liverpool this weekend will be the second game of a crucial 10 day period for Guardiola’s troops. It started with a well-deserved 1-0 victory over Atletico Madrid in the Champions League quarterfinal first leg and also includes the return trip to Madrid next week and the FA Cup semifinal with Liverpool against the Reds on April 16. They are playing their entire season in four games.
The Citizens dropped points against Southampton, Tottenham, and Crystal Palace to hand Liverpool a chance of closing the gap to just one point before their Sunday’s head-to-head. They returned to winning ways last weekend beating Burnley 2-0 on the road.
Phil Foden, Riyad Mahrez, and Sterling could start as the front three against City, with Jack Grealish potentially dropping down to the bench. Manchester City is +800 to win the treble this season which seems a bit short given their hectic schedule. Manchester City will be without key defender Ruben Dias, injured.
City has already shown they have what it takes to hold off Jurgen Klopp’s team in a tight title race when they won the league on the final day by a single point in 2018/19 but this is a different season and City has dropped too many points in recent months. It looks like the pressure is on Pep and his team and given the circumstances we wouldn’t back. When you’re soccer betting you should understand that the draw is part of a soccer game so if you can’t separate them, you should go for the draw.
Liverpool: Scoring goals for fun
If we take out the defeat against Inter in the last round of the Champions League season, Liverpool is the most consistent team in Europe with 17 wins in a row across all competitions in which they scored 39 goals. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes that even if his side beats Manchester City in their huge match on Sunday, the Premier League title race will not be decided.
The Reds managed to beat Benfica 3-1 on the road in the Champions League quarterfinal first leg and are heavy favorites to book their semifinals ticket next week when they will host the Portuguese team. The win was their eighth consecutive victory on the road across all competitions. Klopp used a rotated squad giving some rest to Jordan Henderson, Joel Matip, Roberto Firmino, and Diogo Jota started on the bench. Trent Alexander-Arnold was given an entire game to rediscover his rhythm after a hamstring injury. He replaced Mo Salah in the 60th minute. That’s how deep his squad is…
The comfort of the two-goal lead in a Champions League quarterfinal, and Liverpool’s evident momentum make us believe that the Reds will return home unbeaten. That’s why we will include them in our soccer picks and parlays.
City vs Liverpool Head-to-Heads
Liverpool defeated Manchester City 1-0 in what was the first meeting between Guardiola and Klopp in the Premier League. They have met 13 times across all competitions since then, with Liverpool winning four, City winning four, and five having ended in a draw. The two superpowers are hard to separate and so are the two managers, with both Guardiola and Klopp winning eight of their 22 meetings against each other.
This season, the teams two shared the spoils in an entertaining 2-2 draw in the reverse fixture with Sadio Mane and Mo Salah scoring for the Reds as well as Kevin de Bruyne and Raheem Sterling for the Citizens. Salah is comfortably leading the goalscorers chart in the Premier League with 20 goals scored and 10 assists offered, despite missing some games as he was away at the Africa Cup of Nations with Egypt.
City vs Liverpool Game Information
- Game: City (23-4-3) vs Liverpool (22-6-2)
- Location: Etihad Stadium (Manchester)
- Day/Time: Sunday, April 10th, 11:30 a.m. ET
- Streaming: fubo.tv
City vs Liverpool Betting Lines
City vs Liverpool Predictions
The hosts enter this clash as favorites being priced at +100 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds while the goal line is set at three. Let’s not forget that in the reverse fixture all four goals came in the second half. We don’t expect a tone of goals with the two sides able to cancel each other out so, in terms of goals, the best way to bet is to go with the under.
Liverpool is way overpriced. They have the entire squad at their disposal, the pressure in on their opponents, and they enter this clash in superb form. We don’t expect them to lose this game but we will play safe and go with Liverpool +½ at -120.
Last but not least, Anthony Taylor has been appointed as the referee for this Sunday’s clash. He averages 3.68 yellow cards per game so don’t expect too many bookings.