Reasons for betting on Manchester City vs Liverpool tip
The first game after the international round up in the English Premier League will be a fantastic derby. Manchester City is hosting Liverpool in what seems to be the main event of the weekend. Both teams had a lot of players absent due to international duties. Many of them are tired, and it is questionable how much they can contribute in a tight game like this one.
Nevertheless, in these kinds of matches, fatigue cannot be an excuse.
Manchester City overview
The Citizens scored only 5 goals in the opening 3 games. For some average team in the English Premier League, this would be a solid result. For the one where Pep Guardiola is the manager, it is a disaster. After an unexpected draw at home against Everton 1-1, Manchester City defeated Bournemouth on away match 1-2. In those two events we have seen something very uncharacteristic for the Sky-Blues, and that is two red cards. The morale, however, is high after that game, in which they dominated and scored a decisive goal in the 7th minute of the injury time. Gabriel Jesus is hugely underachieving, and we think that the young Brazilian can do much better. It might be one of the key reasons why Manchester City scored only 5 goals in the League so far. On the other hand, the defense is not shining either. They allowed at least one goal in the previous three games.
The only player who is going to be absent for this game is Ilkay Gundogan.
The saga about Philippe Coutinho and his situation at Anfield is finally over. The fantastic Brazilian is staying among the Reds. Is he she going to have the same motive to play? That is another question on which we do not have the proper answer.
Liverpool has 6 straight games without a defeat, and the Reds won in the previous 4. As always they are playing efficient matches and we saw three or more goals in 5 events during this streak.
The biggest problem is defense and Liverpool allowed at least one goal in 5 of the last 7 contests.
There haven’t been any changes on the injury list, and Adam Lallana and Nathaniel Clyne are going to be absent for this match.
Head to head matches
Liverpool likes to play against Manchester City. In the previous 5 clashes, the only one in which the Reds haven’t won was the most recent at Etihad Stadium. That game concluded with 1 goal apiece from both sides and the scorers were James Milner and Sergio Aguero. Citizens allowed at least one goal in the previous 14 meetings with Liverpool and 8 games from the past 10 ended with both teams scoring.
Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp encountered 10 times. The German manager has one victory more, 5-4.
Prediction for Manchester City vs Liverpool tip
There is nothing to think about when it comes to this game. Both teams to score is something inevitable in this event.
For you braver punters we would suggest playing over 1.5 goals in the first half time.