The gold and silver medallists from the 2013/14 Premier League renew hostilities in New York, with the Yankee Stadium playing host to Liverpool and Manchester City’s International Champions’ Cup fixture.
Betting on friendlies is a game best left to the fearless, but such a high-profile collision warrants special attention so we’ve sounded out four punts with windfall potential ahead of this star-studded kick about.
Man City to win @ evens
The Citizens were bested in the pair’s last dust up but based on non-competitive form alone, they’re set to claim the spoils here.
They’ve won three on the spin, while Liverpool (who can be backed at 9/4 to triumph) have doused the flames of victory with the icy waters of defeat in the very next game throughout pre-season.
A 1-0 smiting of Olympiakos last time out spells Reds doom at Yankee Stadium.
Both teams to score @ 12/25
Manuel Pellegrini’s men have conceded exactly one in each of their last three not-for-points outings, plundering 11 in response, while Liverpool have shut just one foe out in four friendlies, scoring in as many.
Any team to win by one goal @ 7/5
Each of the Reds last four pre-season meetings were settled by a solitary strike, which was the same margin that decided both of the duo’s league tussles in 2013/14.
Over 3.5 goals @ 23/20
City put four and five away in their previous two friendly outings and even though Brendan Rodgers’ men have been rather reserved in their transatlantic goal-getting exploits, they don’t tend to be as shy against this particular foe.
They’ve struck at least two in four of their last five face offs.
The sky blue-clad club have bagged exactly as many in each of the last quintet of collisions.