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Manchester City v Liverpool & Betting Tips – 10th April 2018

9th April 2018 / lee
Manchester City

Manchester City v Liverpool UEFA Champions League, 10th April 7.45pm

Manchester City have taken a couple of physiological hits in the last week. First, there was their issues in the first leg of this quarter-final tie at Anfield, losing 3-0 and then blowing a 2-0 half time lead at home against Manchester United on the weekend, in their chance to wrap up the Premier League title. Manchester City look to be really up against it at the moment but an early goal for them in this one would probably blow the tie wide open.

Manchester City v Liverpool Betting Odds*

Man City 4/9, Draw 15/4, Liverpool 5/1* (Betting Odds taken at 7:26 p.m. on April 8th, 2018)

Manchester City News and Form

So Manchester City have it all to do. They need a minimum of four goals and a clean sheet to turn this time around. In the bet365 correct score market the shortest priced option is a Man City 2-1 success at 15/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 7:26 p.m. on April 8th, 2018) which doesn’t get them anywhere close to qualifying. A 4-0 win for them is at 18/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 7:26 p.m. on April 8th, 2018). This is only Man City’s second quarter-final tie in the Champions League, failing against PSG in the 2015/16 season. They have only played one previous European tie against an English side before, losing against Chelsea 2-0 on aggregate in the 1970/71 European Cup Winners’ Cup semi-finals. City were on a 13 match unbeaten streak of form at home in Europe before losing against Basel in the last round. They had won their previous four before that. Overall home and away the Citizens have won six of their eight games in the competition this season. City have won only two of the six UEFA competition ties in which they lost the away first leg. Sergio Aguero is back fit and he is the 7/2 first goalscorer favourite at bet365* (Betting Odds taken at 7:26 p.m. on April 8th, 2018). He has 15 goals in 16 games in all competitions in 2018.

Liverpool News and Form

It will be interesting to see how Liverpool handles this all now. Do they just try and sit back from the start and invite City on? Do they just go about their usual business which has served them well twice against the Citizens this season now? Liverpool are W5 D3 from eight previous two-legged knockout ties against fellow English sides. That having been said they have never won a European away game against an English side(D5 L4); their record against English rivals in Europe overall is W6 D8 L5. The Reds have won two of their four away games in the competition this season however they have collected just four wins in their last 17 European away games (D8 L5) so haven’t been great on the road. Liverpool are W29 L5 from previous two-legged ties in Europe when they have won the first leg at home. Four of those occasions were 3-0 home wins for the Reds and they won through on each of those occasions. Liverpool are a threat going forward and both teams to score is at 1/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 7:26 p.m. on April 8th, 2018). Liverpool have only failed to score in three of their last 21 matches in all competitions and their away record this season in all competitions is W12 D6 L5. They will wait on the late fitness fo Mo Salah who has 17 goals in his last 15 appearances for Liverpool.

Manchester City v Liverpool Head to Head

The quarter-final first leg of this tie was the first time that Liverpool and Man City hade met in Europe. Overall on the domestic scene, the two clubs have met 178 times before with the Reds well ahead with an 87-44 head to head lead with 46 draws. Man City took a 5-0 home win over Liverpool in this season’s Premier League. But Liverpool turned the tables at Anfield when they met in January, becoming the first side to beat them in this season’s Premier League. There have only been two previous two-legged knockout ties between them (both in the League Cup) with Liverpool winning through on both occasions. As an omen, the Reds went on to the win the trophy on those two occasions 1980/81 and in 2011/12.

Who will win – Manchester City v Liverpool Predictions

Does City have a mammoth comeback in them? The problem for them is trying to keep Liverpool off the scoresheet because they will be unravelled if the Reds get an away goal. City are good enough to get themselves the win but aren’t likely to deny Liverpool a goal so back a Man City to win and both teams to score punt.

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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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