Liverpool v Manchester City Betting Tips & Preview – Sunday 14th January 2018

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool and Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City lock horns at Anfield this Sunday afternoon for a heavyweight clash in the Premier League. With both giants in terrific form, which way will this one go? The Reds will be out for revenge after being humiliated at the Etihad Stadium back in September.

However, Man City have dropped just four Premier League points all season, and they will head to Merseyside looking for yet another win. Get ready for what promises to be an enthralling and full-blooded battle at Anfield.

Top Tips

Draw @ 13/5

Draw and Both Teams to Score @ 3/1

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Liverpool Form

Liverpool have been in outstanding form over the past few months as they have not lost in any competition since October. After losing 4-1 at Wembley Stadium to Tottenham Hotspur, the Reds have gone on to win 12 of 17 league and cup games. They have also picked up four wins and one draw in their last five in the league.

Before beating rivals Everton 2-1 in the Emirates FA Cup last Friday, Liverpool left it late to see off Burnley in their last Premier League outing. Also, the Reds are unbeaten in 16 league and cup matches at Anfield this term. After 22 fixtures, Klopp’s side sit fourth in the Premier League table on 44 points.

MatchDateScoreResult
Liverpool v Everton 5th January 2018 2-1 Win
Burnley v Liverpool 1st January 2018 1-2 Win
Liverpool v Leicester City 30th December 2017 2-1 Win

Manchester City Form

Manchester City have looked unstoppable in all competitions so far. Pep’s troops are top of the Premier League, in the last four of the League Cup, the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League and have progressed to round four of the FA Cup. It’s already been an extraordinary year for the Citizens, but after picking up a grand total of zero trophies in his first season in charge, Guardiola will not be counting his chickens just yet.

A win at Anfield on Saturday would put one hand firmly on the Premier League trophy. Before this weekend’s matches, City are a huge 15 points clear at the top. The Citizens have not lost a league game since losing 2-1 at Stamford Bridge in April last season, and they won’t want that run to end this weekend.

MatchDateScoreResult
Manchester City v Bristol City 9th January 2018 2-1 Win
Manchester City v Burnley 6th January 2018 4-1 Win
Manchester City v Watford 2nd January 2018 3-1 Win

Head to Head Stats

Man City walloped Liverpool 5-0 when the pair met at the Etihad Stadium back in September. Helped by Sadio Mane’s controversial red card, City stormed to the big win through goals by Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus (2) and Leroy Sane (2).

However, last season, Liverpool took four points away from City in the two fixtures, winning 1-0 at Anfield and drawing 1-1 in Manchester. Man City have not won in the red half of Merseyside in the Premier League in nearly 15 years, losing 14 of their last 20 league fixtures at Anfield.

MatchDateScoreResult
Manchester City v Liverpool 9th September 2017 5-0 Man City Win
Manchester City v Liverpool 19th March 2017 1-1 Draw
Liverpool v Manchester City 31st December 2016 1-0 Liverpool Win

Injuries & Suspensions

Daniel Sturridge is back in training following a hamstring injury. Meanwhile, Mohamed Salah could miss out again. Man City captain Vincent Kompany is also in a race to be fit for Sunday’s clash.

Liverpool

  • Daniel Sturridge - Back in training after a hamstring strain
  • Mohamed Salah - Doubtful with a groin injury
  • Marko Grujic - Could miss out with a broken finger
  • Alberto Moreno - Full-back a doubt due to an ankle problem
  • Jordan Henderson - Skipper out with a hamstring injury
  • Nathaniel Clyne - Still recovering from a back problem

Manchester City

  • Vincent Kompany - Captain a doubt after picking up a calf injury
  • Benjamin Mendy - Out until April with cruciate ligament damage
  • Gabriel Jesus - Side-lined for a month with a medial collateral ligament injury
  • Phil Foden - Missing with an ankle issue

Betting Tips

This really is a monumental game, which could go a long way to deciding the title – most neutrals and fans of any club other than Man City are hoping against hope that Pep’s side collapse in the second half of the season. The visitors will be desperate to keep their unbeaten run going though, while Liverpool need the points to stay with the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United. It won’t be a dull affair at Anfield, but we could in for a close encounter.

Draw

City have already won at Stamford Bridge and Old Trafford this season, so they will fancy their chances at Anfield. However, Liverpool have been very strong at home since Klopp took over, and they will be no pushovers on Sunday. There’s a strong possibility that the pair will cancel each other out in Merseyside, so take a punt on the draw at 13/5.

Draw and Both Teams to Score

Liverpool have scored in all bar two league and cup matches at home this season. Meanwhile, Man City have netted in 21 of their 22 Premier League fixtures so far. Both talented teams should find the net on Sunday, so check out the top odds of 3/1 for the stalemate and both sides to score.

1-1 Draw

Back in March last term, these two played out an entertaining 1-1 draw in Manchester. You can get the 1-1 stalemate at the tempting price of 7/1 this time around.

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