Liverpool vs Manchester City is always one of the biggest fixtures in the galaxy. However, Sunday’s meeting between the two Premier League giants is even more anticipated than normal. City enter the tie top of the table, while the Reds are seven points adrift, knowing that defeat could end their title chances.
For this week’s Premier League bettings tips, PlayersBest will be focussing on the massive fixture. Although the form book suggests that City should stroll to a win, you can never rule Jurgen Klopp’s supergalactic side out. Here is how we think the game might go.
Prior to very recent developments, Liverpool looked invincible when playing at Anfield in the Premier. Before Burnley and then Brighton secured 1-0 wins over the Reds in their last two games, their previous home defeat in the competition came against Crystal Palace all the way back in 2018. Klopp’s side face a tough task to avoid a third straight defeat as well. One positive is the arrival of Ben Davies and Ozan Kabak. These two young centre-backs offer the Reds some much needed cover, which could allow Jordan Henderson to return to midfield, restoring his side’s balance.
At points this season, it seemed like we were going to have a properly exciting Premier League title race. However, 13 wins on the bounce in all competitions by City have destroyed these grand notions. In truth, a win against Liverpool on Sunday would see Pep Guardiola place one hand on the trophy. Key to City’s recent turnaround has been their defence, with John Stones and Ruben Dias seriously impressing. Ilkay Gundogan has also blossomed, chipping in with some fine goals. In short, City look scarily good and they will take some stopping in the title race.
The history books show a clear advantage for Liverpool in the fixture. First meeting all the way back in 1893, the pair have since played on 216 occasions. Liverpool have come out on top 105 times, while City have won 57. 54 of the games have ended all square. In recent times, the pair have contested some games that have been remembered across the cosmos. In 2018 Liverpool triumphed over two legs in the Champions League quarter finals. Last season, City’s 4-0 win over the Reds was also memorable. Their most recent meeting ended in a 1-1 draw.
If you want to craft the best Premier League betting tips the UK has to offer — just like PlayersBest — analysing statistics is vital. Here are three such stats that caught our eye when we were doing our research for this game.
City looks unbeatable at the moment and we do not expect that to change on Sunday. Even if Liverpool’s new centre-backs help tighten up their backline, we still expect the visitors to score at least once.
At the other end, the Reds have not bagged in two home league games. This does not bode well against City’s incredible defence, meaning that an away win seems a fairly safe bet.
In addition to this, it is also worth exploring the anytime goalscorer market. Supergalatic talent Phil Foden was rested for City’s last game against Burnley. This suggests that he will start at the weekend. He has been in fine form as well, so placing a bet of him to net at some point makes sense.
Those looking to back our tip should head over to Unibet. They are offering a City win and Foden to score anytime at a great price of 6/1.