Liverpool v Man City Betting Preview, Odds & Tips | 07/10/18

Liverpool v Man City Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

Benjamin Swain (@Swaaainn) previews Liverpool v Manchester City and provides us with his best bets for this Premier League, top of the table clash, by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.

Liverpool v Manchester City Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

  • Date: 07/10/2018
  • Time: 16:30
  • Venue: Anfield
  • Channel: Sky Sports

Goal scoring has been a constant two sides as Liverpool host Manchester City.

Manchester City currently lead the Premier League above second placed Liverpool but with the same amount of points and goals conceded for both sides, it’s only goals scored that proves the difference.

The home side failed to score in a match for the first time this season in a 1-0 defeat to Napoli in the Champions League.

Liverpool scored three against French Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint Germain while recording goals against Chelsea in two meetings, a 1-1 draw and a 2-1 victory, as well another three against Southampton, and still fall short of their Sunday opponents’s fire rate.

City scored five against Cardiff in recent weeks and three against Fulham, both times without reply. Within the past week they’ve scored 2 against both Hoffenheim and Brighton in a 2-1 victory and 2-0 victory, respectively.

Team News

Liverpool: Naby Keita remains doubtful after picking up an injury, midweek, against Napoli.

Adam Lallana, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Rhian Brewster are all unavilable due to injury.

Manchester City: Kevin De Bruyne is expected to return to the Manchester City squad for the first time this season, along with the return of Benjamin Mendy.

Febian Delph and Ilkay Gundogan are both absent due to injury.

Potential Liverpool starting XI: Allison, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson, Milner, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Mane, Firmino, Salah

Potential Manchester City starting XI: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Otamendi, Laporte, B.Silva, Fernandinho, D. Silva, Sterling, G. Jesus, Sane

Head To Head

  • These two sides have met on 163 occasions.
  • Liverpool hold the bragging rights with 79 victories to City’s 43.

Key Stats & Facts

  • Two fixtures consisted of 12 goals, between these two sides in the league last season.
  • Liverpool beat City three times out of four matches in all competitions last season, losing just the first occasion.
  • These two sides top the table for position (City 1st, Liverpool 2nd), goals scored and goals conceded.
  • Man City have kept three clean-sheets in their last four games.

Betting Odds

  • Liverpool 8/5
  • Draw 27/10
  • Manchester City 15/8

The Verdict

These two sides both boast the potential for high scoring matches, as proven by their track records both this season and last.

Recommended Bets

  • Over 3.5 goals 13/8 (UniBet)