Liverpool v Manchester City Prediction & Betting Tips, 4th August 20191st August 2019 / lee
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Of course, it’s tough to tell much from pre-season action, but Liverpool’s has been decidedly poor. Because of international commitments, their frontline hasn’t had the chance to get match time under their belts. Manchester City just pipped the Reds to the Premier League title last season. They also won the FA Cup and the League Cup. Will they land the first blow of the season by beating Liverpool at Wembley? Read our Liverpool v Manchester City betting tips for more.
Liverpool v Manchester City Betting Odds*
Man City 11/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on July 29th, 2019 at 8:07 a.m.)
Liverpool News and Form
Liverpool were smashed 3-0 at Murrayfield in a friendly on the weekend. That continued a poor run of result from the Reds in pre-season. After beating Tranmere and Bradford, Liverpool lost three of their next four games (D1) against Borussia Dortmund, Sevilla and then Napoli. So not the greatest of preparations but Jurgen Klopp is playing it all down. His powerful front line of Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane we’re all busy in the summer for their respective countries and therefore have been resting up in Liveprool’s pre-season.
They will likely see some action at Wembley of course. On the transfer front, it has been quiet by the Reds this summer, who after a couple of years of heavy investment, may be feeling the pinch a bit. The last time that Liverpool won the Community Shield was back in 2006 when they beat Chelsea 2-1. This is their first appearance in the fixture since then. Only Manchester United have won the Community Shield more times than Liverpool have, the Reds having won it 15-times, making them the joint-second most successful club along with Arsenal. Liverpool ended last season winning 13 of their final 14 games in all competitions. They conceded in just one of their last six.
Liverpool v Manchester City Head to Head
Manchester City took four points off Liverpool last season
The Citizens were on the only side to beat the Reds in last season’s EPL
Liverpool have lost just one of their last five against City (W3 D1)
Five of the last six meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
Manchester City News and Form
Manchester City have won the Community Shield five times. Twelve months ago they lifted the Shield with a 2-0 win over Chelsea. The Citizens were under pressure from Liverpool in the Premier League title race last term. At one point they were trailing the Reds by seven points. But some astonishing form from Manchester City from February onwards saw them do enough to overhaul that deficit and win the league by a point. The turning point was their 2-1 win over Liverpool at the start of the year.
Manchester City won their last fourteen games of the 2018/19 season and there was just nothing the Reds could do about it. City conceded just one goal in their final five fixtures. For their pre-season Manchester City have mostly been knocking around Asia, facing West Ham and Wolves in the 2019 Premier League Asia Trophy. It’s hard to see where City do improve, but their big summer signing has been Rodri from Atletico Madrid. The Spaniard is seen as a natural replacement for the ageing legs of Fernandinho at the base of the midfield. Their big departures have been Fabian Delph to Everton and Vincent Kompany leaving on a free.
Liverpool v Manchester City Tips & Odds
Who will win – Liverpool v Manchester City Predictions
Liverpool have looked a bit ring rusty during the pre-season. They may need a little more time to get things back and flowing again. It’s hard to call games like this because it’s not always the strongest sides that are fielded, but this should feature both getting close to it. Manchester City just tips favouritism at 11/4 outright* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on July 29th, 2019 at 8:07 a.m.).
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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!
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