Kick-off: 1630, 07/10/2018
TV: Sky Sports
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What Trueform says for Liverpool vs Man City
Manchester City showed their incredible potential when romping to a 5-0 win at Cardiff recently but are generally evenly matched with Liverpool on this season’s Trueform ratings.
Like their visitors, the Reds have only dropped two points so far in the Premier League and that was when securing a fine draw with fellow high-flyers Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Everything points towards this being a close contest and 13/5 for a stalemate is rated the best value option for our first Liverpool vs Man City prediction.
A Look At Liverpool’s Betting Odds
Liverpool have claimed three straight clean-sheet wins at Anfield in this competition, although West Ham, Brighton and Southampton weren’t the toughest of opponents.
Last weekend’s 1-1 stalemate in London was a much tougher test, with only a late Daniel Sturridge wonder strike rescuing a point for the Reds after several other chances went begging.
“Six, seven times we had big chances,” Jurgen Klopp said. “We gave them one proper chance, they used it and we didn’t use ours. That’s how life is, but as long as we play like we did, we will win football games.”
Klopp’s side had previously lost to the Blues here in the EFL Cup and Wednesday’s Champions League trip to Napoli only added more pressure to their current run of energy-sapping big games.
Getting everyone up for such a titanic tussle will be pretty straightforward, though, and the Reds remain a threat whenever getting forward.
Mohamed Salah has not been as lethal recently, but Klopp declared: “He still works hard, he still creates chances. I think against Chelsea, he had three chances where he could score a goal.”
Last Liverpool EPL line-up: Alisson, Van Dijk, Gomez, Robertson, Alexander-Arnold, Wijnaldum, Milner, Henderson, Firmino, Mane, Salah.
A Look At Manchester City’s Betting Odds
City’s only real blip this term came via a home loss to Lyon in the Champions League, but Tuesday’s 2-1 triumph at Hoffenheim got them back on track in that competition.
The Blues had fallen behind to an Ishak Belfodil strike inside the first minute, but Sergio Aguero quickly equalised and David Silva pounced on a defensive mistake to score three minutes from time.
German winger Leroy Sane said: “It was a really tough game, but we knew it would be. I know their team a little bit and have some friends in the team.
“At the end, we did really good and David’s goal was perfect timing. We are really happy now.”
Coming through such a tricky situation will stand Pep Guardiola’s side in good stead after they had previously been able to cruise past Cardiff and Brighton in the Premier League.
However, City have not beaten the Reds at Anfield in any competition since May 2003 and have lost on their last six league visits.
“It’s a long time ago Man City was able to win at Anfield,” said Guardiola. “What I want to see is the team alive, and we are alive.”
We feel the champions may settle for a point on this occasion, though, and 13/2 for a 1-1 draw is added to our Liverpool vs Man City betting tips.
Last Man City EPL line-up: Ederson, Walker, Laporte, Otamendi, B Silva, D Silva, Fernandinho, Zinchenko, Sterling, Aguero, Sane.
Chelsea 1-1 LIVERPOOL – Daniel Sturridge
Hoffenheim 1-2 MAN CITY – Sergio Aguero, David Silva
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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