Manchester City vs Liverpool – Prediction

Published: April 1, 2023
Author: Joe Kizlauskas
Last Updated: April 1, 2023

Manchester City are highly favoured to claim a win against Liverpool, whom they face on Saturday. In their current shape, a win at Etihad Stadium seems to be the obvious outcome.

Manchester City vs Liverpool Stats

  • Manchester City have scored in the last 30 home matches in a row
  • Manchester City have won 25 of the last 27 home matches
  • Manchester City have not lost 30 of the last 32 home matches
  • Manchester City have scored in 23 of the last 25 matches
  • Manchester City have won the last 3 matches in a row without conceding a goal
  • In the last 7 Liverpool away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • In 10 of the last 12 Liverpool matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • In the last 3 Liverpool away matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
  • In 5 of the last 7 Liverpool matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
  • Liverpool have not won 6 of the last 8 away matches

Manchester City vs Liverpool Squad lists

Manchester City Squad

The 52-year-old Guardiola will select the starting eleven against Liverpool from these players:

  • Laporte, Mendy, Silva, Palmer, Ederson, Haaland, Gundogan, Grealish, Stones, Alvarez, Phillips, De Bruyne, Walker, Akanji, Perrone, Ake, Foden, Lewis, Mahrez, Rodri, Dias, Carson, Gomez, Ortega.

Liverpool Squad

Here is the full squad of the away team. The 55 year-old Liverpool manager Klopp will select his starting XI from these players:

  • Adrian, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Alisson Becker, Andrew Robertson, Arthur, Calvin Ramsay, Caoimhin Kelleher, Cody Gakpo, Curtis Jones, Darwin Nunez, Diogo Jota, Fabinho, Fabio Carvalho, Harvey Elliott, Ibrahima Konate, James Milner, Joel Matip, Jordan Henderson, Joseph Gomez, Konstantinos Tsimikas, Luis Diaz, Mohamed Salah, Naby Keita, Nathaniel Phillips, Rhys Williams, Roberto Firmino, Stefan Bajcetic, Thiago Alcantara, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk.

Manchester City vs Liverpool Lineups

Manchester City vs Liverpool Preview

In their last three outings, Manchester City won 0-1 against Crystal Palace, beat RB Leipzig by 7-0 and hammered Burnley 6-0. Manchester City won four of their previous six Premier League games at the Etihad Stadium. They both drew and lost once, as they conceded six and scored 14 goals. Manchester City firing away with 43 goals so far this season at home, making them the most scoring home team in the Premier League. They also conceded 13 goals.

Liverpool have only one win in their last three matches, as they did beat Manchester United by 7-0. Disappointment followed, going down 1-0 against Bournemouth, and 1-0 against Real Madrid. Liverpool only have one paltry win to show from the last six away games in the Premier League. In these six matches they drew one and lost four as well as being outscored by ten goals to three.

Manchester City vs Liverpool H2H

The last time the pair played each other Liverpool came away as 1-0 winners, and rest assured they have a similar outcome in mind on Saturday. Manchester City picked up three wins in their previous ten matches against Liverpool, while the latter claimed four wins in these, with the remaining finishing a draw. The bookies best betting odds on a draw at full-time are at 4.00.

Current Premier League standings

Manchester City approach round 29 as number 2 in the Premier League table with 61 points on their account so far. With 27 rounds behind them, Liverpool have amassed 42 points, placing them as number 6 in the standings.

Full Time Betting

Manchester City won nine of their last 10 matches on home soil, while drawing one in a run that saw them avoid defeat in front of their home supporters. Liverpool won three of their last 10 away games across all tournaments, whilst also drawing one and losing six. Manchester City kept a clean sheet six times in their 10 most recent matches on home soil. At Etihad Stadium they hope to do so again this coming Saturday against Liverpool, who kept a clean sheet in three of their last 10 away games.

Both Teams to Score

The last time these two teams faced off against each other, Liverpool came away as 1-0 winners. No doubt they are planning a similar outcome this coming Saturday. Both teams to score came out seven times in the past ten matches between Manchester City and Liverpool. Odds on both teams finding the back of the net are best priced at 1.61 with the bookies. Liverpool managed at least one goal in 7 of their previous 8 Premier League matches against Manchester City. The past ten matches between Manchester City and Liverpool have largely been entertaining affairs. Over 2.5 goals came out a winning bet seven times in these encounters. It seems only natural to look for goals this coming Saturday. Over 2.5 goals is best priced at odds of 1.57 with the bookies.

Over/Under Tips

Over 3.5 goals came out six times in the past ten encounters between Manchester City and Liverpool, with the former on an average of 1.9 goals a game. Liverpool scored 1.5 goals per game and both teams scored seven times in this run. Manchester City saw over 2.5 goals in six of their last ten matches across all tournaments, as they scored an average of 3.1 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals happened in four of the last ten outings for Liverpool, who managed to score 1.6 times in those matches.

About Joe Kizlauskas

Joe is a seasoned iGaming copywriter and speaker who has been in the business since 2015. He's written more words on all elements of iGaming than he likes to remember, and he's contributed material to a number of well-known brands. Joe may be seen playing 5 a side, at the gym or playing games on his Playstation when he is not writing.