It could be a title-decider derby, but Liverpool managed to crown themselves Champions just a week before. So in this Manchester City – Liverpool match, it is all about prestige
Manchester City will challenge reigning champions Liverpool FC at home on Matchday 32. After City lost to Chelsea on the last matchday, Liverpool was finally crowned English champions after 30 years. There are 23 points between those two teams, even though they claim 1st and 2nd place in Premier League. Despite the “title case” being closed, we are sure that both teams want to win this game and there is probably not a clear favorite here. Here is our Manchester City – Liverpool tip!
Manchester City faces a prestige duel
After 2 championship titles in a row, the City cannot be satisfied with this season, even if they are in 2nd place in the league table. The gap to league leaders and champions Liverpool with 23 points is simply too big for the claim that City has . Even if the championship title has been awarded, Pep Guardiola’s team still has to defend its 2nd place. The lead over Leicester is 8 points and the 2nd place is not yet secured although it is too close. Their balance sheet after 31 match days is a strong 20 wins, 3 draws and 8 losses. This means that they have already suffered more defeats than in the past two seasons combined.
Their main strength is the offence, because with 77 goals this season they represent the best attack series in the Premier League.They have scored 7 goals more than Liverpool. At the same time of course, they also conceded 33 goals, 12 more than the Reds. In their own stadium, the Citizens won 11 out of 15 games, but also already suffered 2 losses. After all, they have now been unbeaten for 7 home games with 6 wins. They managed to keep the “clean sheet” four times. The team had conceded no goals at home for 270 minutes. 80% of the home games still end with more than 2.5 goals. This is mainly due to their offensive style, which averages 2.73 goals per home game. Most recently, they managed to score 2 or more goals in 7 games in a row.
Perfect season for Liverpool
Liverpool FC are English champions for the first time in 30 years! After Manchester City lost to Chelsea last Thursday, the Reds practically crowned themselves champions from the couch. With a current lead of 23 points, this would have been a matter of time anyway. The Liverpool season is outstanding in all respects, so we want to present you some figures here. Liverpool won 28 of 31 Premier League games, 2 ended in a draw and only one was lost. On average, Jürgen Klopp’s team scored 2.26 goals per game, making the 2nd best offensive team in the league. In addition, they only had to concede 21 goals in 31 games -best defence in the league.
Away from Anfield 12 out of 15 games were won. 8 times they managed to keep the “clean sheet” and in 14 out of 15 away games they managed to score at least one goal per game. Overall, 80% of the away games were won. In 77% of all cases, they managed to score the first goal of the game, leading to 68% of all games in half time. Since the Premier League restart, the team has not conceded a goal in 2 games. The first duel against City this season ended with a 3-1 home win.It was the first win against the Citizens after not being able to win for 3 games. In 7 of the last 8 games they also scored over 2.5 goals.
Stats for the Manchester City – Liverpool tip
- City have scored at least one first-half goal in three straight Premier League home matches – and the two most recent home H2Hs.
- Liverpool have gone on to win all 21 Premier League matches in which they led at half-time.
- City have won six of their last seven Premier League home matches (D1), scoring at least twice in all seven games, whilst winning four of them ‘to nil’ and covering a -1.5 handicap.
- Goals and booking shows an average of 4.5 yellow cards and 3.5 goals per meeting across the last six Premier League H2Hs!
- Kevin de Bruyne (Man. City) has three goals in four competitive matches since the restart – two were penalties.
- Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) has four goals in eight matches against City, and hunts his third Golden Boot award in a row.
Manchester City – Liverpool tip
Duel of the giants in the Premier League. Manchester City (2nd) meets the already established champions Liverpool FC at home. It is impossible to predict a winner in this duel, even though we would rather bet on it due to the incredible dominance of Liverpool. A bet at half-time 1 tip 2 would be a bit more interesting, because Liverpool have managed to lead 68% of the previous games at half-time. The safest tip we would recommend from the betting market is Both teams to score.
Bet of the day
- Manchester City – Liverpool: Both teams to score
- Manchester City – Liverpool: Half Time 2 (Liverpool to win in 1st Half
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