League Cup Final Betting Tips and Predictions Liverpool v Man City

Liverpool v Man City League Cup Final betting tips and predictions for the first major final of the season at Wembley – the League Cup final kicks off at 4.30pm.

 

The League Cup Final is upon us once again as title chasing Manchester City come up against Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool to fight it out for the first piece of silverware this season, we’ve got three League Cup final betting tips.

 

Liverpool v Man City Predictions

 

Liverpool enjoyed their best performance of the campaign over Sunday’s opponents as they waltzed their way to a highly impressive 4-1 victory over City at The Etihad in November. Jurgen Klopp’s team showed a confidence and togetherness in that game that they haven’t been able to replicate with any consistency under the German’s tenure so far.

 

However, what Klopp has been able to do is to stabilise the club and make them hard to beat. If he is able to grab his first piece of silverware at the first time of asking – something Brendan Rodgers was unable to do in his three years at the club – this would endear the German to the Liverpool faithful just that little bit more.

 

Liverpool warmed up for the Cup Final with a nervy win over Augsburg on Thursday to progress in the Europa League, whereas Man City produced a classy performance in Kiev to take hold of their Champions League Second Round tie, running out resounding 3-1 winners over Dynamo in the first leg.

 

However, The Citizens’ domestic form will be something of a concern to their fans as City have lost consecutive matches in the League, against Leicester and Spurs, as well as crashing out of the FA Cup after fielding an extremely youthful side in the 5-1 defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last Sunday.

 

Liverpool won their last league game resoundingly, battering bottom side Aston Villa 6-0. The stand out performer in this game was a certain Daniel Sturridge, who got through 66 minutes unscathed against Augsburg – picking up the man of the match award to boot – and the injury-prone striker looks set to start the League Cup final against his former team.

 

Furthermore, Philippe Coutinho has returned to full fitness and is looking much closer to his imperious best. The return to fitness of both Sturridge and Coutinho could prove very timely indeed, and Liverpool’s two star performers certainly have the quality needed to tip the tie in the Reds’ favour on Sunday.

 

Second choice Man City keeper Willy Caballero looks set to continue his run in the team for the League Cup, and Manuel Pellegrini has stated that the Argentine will definitely be between the sticks at Wembley. His inclusion may well be a gift for Liverpool, as Caballero has a tendency to flap at crosses and occasionally produce quite spectacularly schoolboy errors. However, Belgian centre back Vincent Kompany is back for City, and his leadership and command in defence was crucial to the Sky Blues’ victory in the Champions League on Wednesday.

 

All in all, Sunday’s League Cup Final is shaping up to be an extremely tight affair, and both teams certainly have the quality to edge the game. However, Liverpool’s work rate is second to none under Jurgen Klopp, and their high pressing tactics and fluid interplay combined magnificently against City in November. I think Liverpool have the edge in terms of confidence, and Man City’s general lethargy in midfield may well let them down again on Sunday.

 

I’m not sure that the match will be decided in 90 minutes, so my first League Cup Final betting tip between Liverpool and Man City is for Liverpool to lift the trophy. Odds of 5/4 can be found with Bet365 but you should take the 10/1 enhanced odds from Paddy Power for Liverpool to win the cup.

 

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Cup Finals are usually quite nervy affairs, but with the amount of quality on show on Sunday – coupled with Liverpool’s aggressive high-pressing tempo, I think we may well be in for a bit of a treat.

 

My second League Cup final betting tip is for both teams to score. Odds of 10/13 can be found with 10Bet but you should get the 12/1 enhanced odds from Bet Bright.

 

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Daniel Sturridge won the man of the match award against Augsburg, and was instrumental in their 6-0 demolition of Villa last week. He has taken no time at all to settle back down after recovering from his latest injury, and I have a feeling that he will relish showing Man City what they let go. I’m betting he’ll grab at least a goal against his former side.

 

My final betting tip for the League Cup Final is for Daniel Sturridge to score anytime. Odds of 2/1 can be found with 888Sport.

 

League Cup Final Betting Tips (Liverpool v Man City):

Liverpool to lift the trophy – 5/4 with Bet365 or 10/1 with Paddy Power.

Both teams to score – 12/1 with Bet Bright.

Daniel Sturridge to score anytime – 2/1 with 888Sport.

 

We’re tipping Liverpool to lift the League Cup this weekend and you can bet £10 at odds of 10/1 when you open a new Paddy Power account. £10 wins £100 if Liverpool win.

 

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