Premier League returns this weekend in the most fascinating way possible. Man City vs Liverpool may not be the title challenger of the past years, while both teams have been inconsistent this season, but this meeting is always a huge affair. They both have quite the opposite outcome in terms of the Premier League campaign. Man City is just five points behind Arsenal in the standings, while Liverpool rests in the sixth position, seven points behind fourth-placed Tottenham, having also a couple of games in hand.
Man City vs Liverpool
Date: Saturday, 1 April 2023
Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester
Man City looks psyched at this point of the season. Just before the international break, the Citizens scored 13 unanswered goals in just two games. Pep Guardiola’s players smashed RB Leipzig, beating the Germans 7-0 in the Champions League last-16 second leg at the Etihad. They then were not so friendly to the return of Vincent Kompany as Burnley’s head coach, prevailing against the Championship first-sitters. The not-so-shocking event is that Erling Haaland scored 8 times on these two occasions. For this Saturday encounter though, the Norwegian machine is a major doubt regarding his availability, while Foden will see the derby from the sidelines.
Jurgen Klopp has had a hard time finding consistency this season. The problems vary a lot and are pretty obvious, but the team proved that it can win and lose to everyone. Only Liverpool could beat Manchester United 7-0 and lose 1-0 to Bournemouth. The fans lose hope in almost everything this season and a Champions League spot looks not too promising, as the players will have a very tough April. Losing twice from Real Madrid and being eliminated early in the Champions League is not something you can swallow. Thiago and Bajcetic are not available, but we may see Nunez and Luis Diaz take their chances.
An encounter like this will always have many unique betting options. The most prolific of them all is Riyad Mahrez to score anytime at 2/1 on 888sport. The Algerian star always finds his way in against the Reds. Backing up over 1,5 first-half goals at 11/8 in the same betting company is a plus. This line has landed in three of the last five occasions between the two rivals.
10Bet offers Both teams to score without the game ending in a draw at 7/5. The two teams need the win, so they will fight till the end for the three precious points. The Citizens won the last time they met at the Etihad (3-2 for the EFL Cup), so adding their win to over 1,5 first-half goals is a wise choice. 10bet offers this combo bet at 11/4.
Kevin De Bruyne always steps up in the major matches, being the best provider for his teammates. Mr Play offers him to be the first of the hosts to assist at 41/10. An average of five corners in the last five clashes between them leads to the conclusion that an under 9,5 corners at 83/100 is a good choice.
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