Liverpool – Man City betting tips and match predictions.
Liverpool and Manchester City meet in the first leg of their highly anticipated Champions League quarter final on Wednesday, with the all-English tie guaranteeing a spot for a British team in the semi-finals. Who will take that spot is anybody’s guess though.
Admittedly Manchester City are having an incredible season so far, but in Liverpool they have in form opposition who became the first and only team to beat them in the Premier League this campaign when they met at Anfield in January. That 4-3 win for Jurgen Klopp’s men was a thrilling encounter, and we’re hoping for more of the same on Wednesday.
Last time out Liverpool beat Crystal Palace 2-1 at Selhurst Park to make it six wins from their last eight competitive games, with Mohamed Salah once again proving to be a deciding factor with yet another goal. The Egyptian has a huge 35 goals in the Premier League and Champions League this season, and with 20 of those coming at Anfield we think he’s great value to bag yet another goal on Wednesday.
Attack is the name of the game for Liverpool this season. There are huge question marks over their defensive capabilities, but going forward there aren’t many better teams than them at the moment. They have scored 28 goals in their last ten home games in all competitions, and netting four against Manchester City will give them a huge confidence boost coming into this tie.
Manchester City aren’t exactly cautious in attack either. They have scored 24 goals in their last ten away games in all competitions, winning seven of those matches in the process. This is all shaping up to be a very entertaining watch for the neutrals.
In fact, Liverpool have seen at least three goals in nine of their last ten games at Anfield, and in Manchester City they have an opponent who have seen three or more goals in six of their last ten away from home. Given the seven goal thriller between these sides just a few months ago we think backing Over 2.5 Goals here is a hugely valuable bet.
We’re expecting a couple of them at least to come from the home team. Liverpool have scored two or more goals in nine of their last ten at home, and in all but one of their home Champions League games this season. For this reason, we’re also backing Liverpool Over 1.5 Team Goals alongside a 2-2 correct score predictions.