Liverpool v Manchester City Betting Tips

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16:00 Sun 04 Aug
Football
England
Community Shield
Tip: Over 2.5 Goals
Units: 3/5

Liverpool and Manchester City were the two outstanding teams in the English Premier League last season and the bookmakers anticipate that they’ll once again be tussling it out for the title during the 2019/20 campaign.

The two sides get to size each other up in the Community Shield encounter on Sunday 4 August, with the game being the traditional curtain-raiser to herald a new season and we’re looking forward to an entertaining contest.

There was little between the Citizens and the Reds during last season, with Pep Guardiola’s side winning the domestic treble although Liverpool won the Champions League and only finished a point behind their north-west rivals in the domestic standings.

The two teams have had some excellent encounters over the past couple of seasons and we should anticipate a few goals being scored in this clash, even if Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp are likely to field experimental line-ups ahead of the new season starting.

It might be that some of the South American and African stars are given a rest after their previous Copa America and African Cup of Nations involvement, so Sergio Aguero, Fernandinho, Gabriel Jesus, Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Naby Keita could be among the players missing out.

Ultimately, while some elements of the media will claim this match is a chance to draw first blood in a new season, both managers won’t be particularly precious about the outcome and will be more focused on their players avoiding injury and producing a joined-up performance.

Community Shield matches are not games where one should look to bet big considering the games are little more than a glorified friendly and there’s little to no form unless you actually look at the matches that have been played on pre-season tours.

Therefore, the tentative selection is Over 2.5 Goals, with both teams looking to go on the front foot and they scored 95 and 89 goals respectively in the Premier League last term. A high-scoring draw would suit both teams ahead of the season starting in earnest.

BETTING TIP
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.91 (10/11) with bet365

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