Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
Manchester City are up against Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium in what is easily a must-win match for the defending champions. The two teams are separated by seven points with Liverpool being the surprise leaders in the 2018-19 table. City had fallen to the third place for a brief period before bouncing back to the second spot. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Manchester City were able to come up with a comprehensive 3-1 win over Southampton to bounce back from the run of back-to-back defeats. This was the first win for City in three games.
Liverpool gained a huge step towards in the league title after a 5-1 success over Arsenal at Anfield. This was the ninth consecutive victory for the Reds in the league.
The reverse fixture between City and Liverpool produced a dull goalless draw in which both teams were unable to hit a sweet spot. The previous meeting between the two teams at the Etihad Stadium was for the Champions League and Liverpool came up with a 2-1 win. Our betting tips and predictions expect a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.80[/bet_tip_now]
Liverpool come into the game knowing that a draw can put them in a great spot for the league title due to the seven point advantage over City. At the same time, a defeat for the Reds could mean a comeback for City, who will close the gap to just four points. City may have recovered from the back-to-back defeats with a comprehensive win over Southampton, but the team still remains without a clean sheet for almost 2 months. Liverpool have made great strides when it comes to defensive displays and they have also been scoring goals of late. Yet, Jurgen Klopp may decide to go with a defensive approach. Our preview would pick a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.80[/bet_tip_now]
Manchester City win odds: 2.10
Liverpool win odds: 3.50
Correct Score odds
These are two teams that are evenly matched in terms of several aspects but Liverpool have the upper hand when it comes to defensive displays. The performances of Virgil van Dijk have been better than any central defender in the league. Both teams have more than enough sufficient attacking threat and creativity to score goals. Our correct score prediction would go with a 2-2 draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]2-2 draw at 13.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
This is a match between two teams that have averaged more than two goals per game this season. City have scored more than 50 goals already Liverpool are not far away from hitting the tally after coming up with nine goals in the last two matches. Our total goals prediction would go with over 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.61[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Mohamed Salah has the pace to hurt City on the counter-attack. Manchester City have been losing possession in dangerous areas of the pitch and this factor could only increase with Liverpool’s high press. Salah has been able to score three goals in his last four games against City – including the opener on one occasion. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Mohamed Salah.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Mohamed Salah at 6.00[/bet_tip_now]
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