Manchester City need to recover quickly from their Champions League defeat, as they face Liverpool this weekend. This is a crucial clash in the race for the top four. Can they refocus and push for a strong league finish?
Man City vs Liverpool Predictions
Manchester City’s 3-1 loss to Monaco in midweek was a huge setback, especially since Pep Guardiola had never been eliminated from Europe this early before. His side now face a task to make next season’s competition, as they face fellow top four hopefuls Liverpool.
Their push for the top four has been helped by Sergio Aguero’s recent form, with the striker scoring six times in his last six games. He’s hit 12 goals in 16 league starts. The forward has scored in three of his last four home league matches against Liverpool, and we’re backing the Argentine to grab another goal for our first Man City vs Liverpool prediction. 888Sport price him at 19/17 to score any time, which seems worth backing given his recent displays. Get TREBLE ODDS for your first bet at 888Sport.
City should have the edge in this game, after winning four of their last five league games. The Reds have suffered back to back away defeats, losing at Hull and Leicester. While we see a home win, we’re backing plenty of goals at the Etihad. Matches between these two tend to be high scoring, with 10 of their last 12 meetings all seeing over 2.5 goals. That’s why we’re backing City to win and over 2.5 goals for our second Man City vs Liverpool prediction, which is priced at 9/5 with Betfair.
Liverpool are expected to travel here without any major injury concerns. Given that they’ve had a week to prepare, they could name a similar side to the one which beat Burnley. The Citizens should stick with the team which lost to Monaco on Wednesday.
Head to Head Stats
Liverpool have won the last two meetings between these sides, coming out on top in two clashes at Anfield in just over a year. City have won two of their last three at home to the Reds.
Man City vs Liverpool Betting Odds
While there’s value in backing Man City at evens with William Hill here, we’re going with a correct score bet here. We’re expecting over 2.5 goals, and Pep Guardiola’s men have won 2-1 in 30% of their home games this term. Their last three home league wins have been by that score, so we’re backing a 2-1 win this weekend at 8/1 with Bet Victor to complete our Man City vs Liverpool betting tips for Super Sunday.