Kick-off: 0100, 26/07/2018
Stadium: MetLife Stadium
Liverpool will be seeking a fourth straight win over Manchester City when they meet in the International Champions Cup in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
The Reds prevailed 4-3 in January’s Premier League clash at Anfield and then won at home and away in the Champions League quarter-finals.
We’re backing Jurgen Klopp’s side at Evens to extend that hoodoo as our first Man City vs Liverpool prediction.
A Look At Manchester City’s Betting Odds
City started out this tournament with a 1-0 loss to Borussia Dortmund, going down to Mario Gotze’s first-half penalty in Chicago.
Riyad Mahrez made his debut for the Blues after joining from Leicester for a club-record fee, while former England keeper Joe Hart returned to the fray with 45 minutes of action.
Mahrez almost got on the scoresheet via a deflected free-kick, while Hart made a decent save in the second period.
However, the presence of young rookies Douglas Luiz, Jack Harrison, Lukas Nmecha, Eric Garcia, Brahim Diaz and Luke Bolton suggested that Pep Guardiola is not putting too much store on doing well in this event.
A Look At Liverpool’s Betting Odds
Liverpool began brightly when they took on Klopp’s old club Dortmund in Charlotte two days later, with Virgil van Dijk giving them a half-time lead.
However, the Reds made wholesale changes at the interval and were denied a fourth win in five pre-season games when Borussia rallied for a 3-1 success.
Even so, Klopp did give plenty of star names a run-out, including van Dijk, Brazilian midfielder Fabinho, fellow new recruit Naby Keita, Andrew Robertson and James Milner.
Georginio Wijnaldum was only absent because of illness, while Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Marko Grujic watched on from the sidelines.
Having conceded in the 89th minute and stoppage time, Klopp said: “On a day like this, you have to stay strong and show desire.
“We have to learn from it, that’s how it is, and then we have to go again.”
Klopp’s selections highlighted how he does seem keen to get something out of this trip and Liverpool will again be well supported in New Jersey.
Let’s finish off our Man City vs Liverpool betting tips by taking 7/4 for the Reds to win and over 2.5 goals in the game, as was the case in the last three head-to-head encounters.
MAN CITY 0-1 Borussia Dortmund
LIVERPOOL 1-3 Borussia Dortmund – Virgil van Dijk
Head-to-head: Man City 1-2 Liverpool, Liverpool 3-0 Man City, Liverpool 4-3 Man City, Man City 5-0 Liverpool, Man City 1-1 Liverpool, Liverpool 1-0 Man City
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