The Premier League continues this weekend, with a blockbuster fixture between title contenders before the international break. For today’s betting tip, we’ll be focusing on the crucial clash between Liverpool and reigning Premier League champions Manchester City at Anfield.
Liverpool are the final unbeaten team left in the Premier League after their draw with Brentford last weekend. This victory earned them the top spot in the Premier League through six match days. Alongside their impressive league form, Liverpool continued their European campaign with a 5-1 victory over FC Porto midweek.
However, Liverpool has been dealt an injury blow. Thiago Alcantara, who has started the season well, is suffering from a leg injury and has been ruled out by manager Jurgen Klopp. In addition, Harvey Elliott and Trent Alexander-Arnold are long term absences and they will not be a part of the matchday squad.
Similar to Liverpool, Manchester City has started the season in formidable form and are coming off the biggest win of their season. Pep Guardiola’s side defeated title challengers Chelsea at Stamford Bridge through a Gabriel Jesus deflected shot. However, unlike Liverpool, they struggled midweek in the Champions League, falling to a 2-0 defeat to PSG.
Despite their rough night in Paris, City fans can be in good spirits about their squad depth. They will be without Ilkay Gundogan until after the international break and Oleksandr Zinchenko isn’t quite fully fit yet. Besides these two, it is full strength for Pep Guardiola’s side.
These two teams have been at the forefront of the Premier League title race since both Klopp and Guardiola arrived in the Premier League. This is highlighted by their equal record over the last three years. Since 2018, these two sides have won four a piece, as well as two draws.
Liverpool will be confident about this fixture due to their good record at Anfield. Before they were defeated at Anfield last season by Manchester City (without fans), Liverpool weren’t defeated by City in the Premier League at home since 2003. However, City haven’t lost in three straight games against the Reds so this is a difficult game to call. But it could provide a sneak preview into who is lifting the title in the Summer.
Despite Liverpool’s impressive Anfield record, this game seems too hard to call. Yet, this game should have goals for both sides as both teams have scored in five of the last six games against each other.
With the attacking players on display - Salah, Mane, De Bruyne, and Foden to name a few 0 we’re predicting Both Teams to Score, Over 1.5 goals, and Salah to have 3+ Shots at 5/4 with Ladbrokes.