Manchester City v Liverpool Betting Tips & Predictions
At the time of writing, Manchester City’s clash with Liverpool is still scheduled to go ahead although there’s a strong chance that this fixture could be postponed considering the COVID19 situation that is apparent in the United Kingdom at the moment.
Should the game take place at the Etihad Stadium, it will be a strange atmosphere with the teams returning after a lay-off where training together as a squad has posed its own problems due to the whole self-isolation rule that seems to have been in place for professional football players.
Manchester City signed off with a 2-0 defeat at Old Trafford although that game will have been played nearly a month ago by the time this game comes around, with tired players having had a chance to regroup as the team look to enjoy a confidence boosting victory.
While it’s clear that Liverpool are going to be crowned champions of England, the Citizens will want to prolong their agony for as long as possible and play themselves back into some form ahead of a potential rearranged Champions League clash against Real Madrid.
Kevin de Bruyne should be back to full fitness after missing the last match, while Raheem Sterling will be fired up against his former club and Man City will be facing a Liverpool side who were distinctly off colour before the COVID19 break.
Jurgen Klopp’s side would have expected to have been knee deep in title celebrations by this point although the plain fact is that they still haven’t gotten over the line and will simply be relieved if the season is given a kickstart rather than an annulment.
The Reds are out of the Champions League after losing to Atletico Madrid and that veneer of invincibility has now disappeared, with Watford giving them a good kicking at Vicarage Road and perhaps they might come off worse in this game.
We’re taking Manchester City on the Asian Handicap to get the victory and would be surprised if the visitors claimed the three points given their form is nowhere near as strong as a few months ago.
Manchester City 0 @ 1.90 with bet365