Man City vs. Liverpool Betting Tips: Two Tips for the early kick off at The Etihad
Live on BT Sport, Manchester City host Liverpool in the Premier League this Saturday in the early kickoff at the Etihad Stadium. We’ve got two tips for the game in the form of two Bet Builder punts with bet365.
The hosts sit second in the league table with 61 points, eight points behind league-leaders Arsenal who are the favourites with the bookmakers’ to win the title at this stage.
Pep Guardiola’s men are in their best form of the season, winning six games in a row in all competitions and scoring 13 goals in just their last two, with star striker Erling Haaland scoring eight of them. If City can keep this form up, they are certain to push The Gunners right till the very end.
As for the visitors, Liverpool sit 6th in the league table with 42 points, seven points behind 4th-placed Tottenham with two games in hand. A positive result at The Etihad will give them a huge boost in their hopes for Champions League qualification next season as that is the only thing left for them to be fighting for.
Liverpool got the better of Manchester City at the Anfield with a narrow 1-0 win earlier this season while Manchester City beat them 3-2 in a thrilling cup clash at The Etihad in December. Neutrals have been treated to many goal-fests in recent history whenever these two sides have gone up against each other and another entertaining affair looks to be on the cards.
Phil Foden is out for Manchester City while Erling Haaland is doubtful.
Thiago, Calvin Ramsey, Joe Gomez & Bajcetic are out for Liverpool while Nunez, Tsimikas & Luis Diaz are doubtful.
Manchester City possible starting lineup:
Ederson; Walker, Stones, Dias, Ake; De Bruyne, Rodri, Gundogan; Bernardo, Haaland, Grealish
Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Elliott; Salah, Gakpo, Nunez
Man City vs Liverpool Tips
- Over 10.5 shots in the match for Manchester City
- Trent Alexander Arnold Over 0.5 tackles in the match
- Over 0.5 offsides in the match for Liverpool
- Over 0 goals in the 2nd half
Manchester City are averaging 17.3 shots per game at home in the Premier League this season and had 18 & 16 shots against Liverpool in the two meetings against them in the league and the League Cup this season.
Trent is averaging 1.5 tackles per game for Liverpool and will be up against the tricky Jack Grealish.
Liverpool have been caught offside the second most times this season (57) and were caught offside a combined 6 times in their 2 meetings against City this season.
As for the goals, there has been a second half goal in their last seven consecutive head to head meetings and the desperation to get a result should lead to more second half goals here. Combining these four selections gives us a solid bet builder at 4/5 with bet365.
- Trent Alexander-Arnold Over 1.5 tackles in the match
- Over 1.5 offsides in the match for Liverpool
- Over 1 goals in the 2nd half
Based on the reasoning above, I am backing the higher lines for three of the selections from our main bet builder for a slightly riskier shout at 10/3 with a small 0.25pt stake as our 2nd bet for this game.
Best of luck if you follow these selections. Please always gamble responsibly.