Liverpool vs Manchester City-16-10-22

On Sunday afternoon, when Liverpool hosts Manchester City in the Premier League, the defending champions square up against the struggling contenders in a thrilling game at Anfield. The Reds lack their typical confidence, are inconsistent, and are hindered by issues in the backline. The Premier League championship campaign has almost always been a two-horse contest between Liverpool and Man City over the previous five years, but Reds manager Jurgen Klopp has already acknowledged that Sunday’s match will not determine the outcome of the title for his team this time around.

The Reds lack their typical confidence, are inconsistent, and are hindered by issues in the backline. With Haaland up front, who is on track to score 40+ goals in the EPL this season, the Citizens are roaring all over the place and playing wonderful football. As the weekend’s last game, this one ought to be the greatest. Manchester City have their eye on the top spot in the Premier League this weekend but will have to better Arsenal’s result to knock the Londoners out of first place. Liverpool have endured a poor start to the season and already find themselves 14 points off the league leaders and really need a win on Sunday if they are eventually going to get back into the title race.

Form Guide: Liverpool

Liverpool must wish they could play Rangers every week as they hammered them 7-1 in the Champions League on Wednesday evening. In the Premier League, it is a different story where a 3-2 loss to Arsenal last time out extended their winless run to three.

With a brilliant second-half performance in midweek, Liverpool made it three straight victories in the Champions League, but back in the Premier League, things are not going quite as well for Jurgen Klopp’s team.

Due to only two victories in their first eight league games, the Reds have fallen 14 points short of the league’s top spot and appear to have abandoned their formerly lofty standards.

With 12 goals allowed in eight games, including six in their previous two, Liverpool’s defense is a shell of what it once was. Even their goal total appears much worse when you take away the anomaly of a 9-0 thrashing of Bournemouth.

Form Guide: Manchester City

Following Sergio Gomez’s expulsion, Man City unexpectedly lost 0-0 at Copenhagen in midweek while playing the last 60 minutes with 10 men. As they easily defeated Southampton 4-0 the previous time out, it was business as usual in the league. They now have 20 goals in their last five Premier League games, trailing leaders Arsenal by only one point.

Even though it didn’t end up costing much in the end, the Spanish manager was upset that his squad had previously squandered a penalty. Haaland sat on the bench because Pep kept him prepared for Anfield, and the other players who did enter the Parken Stadium pitch made an effort not to charge the hosts head-on.

The Blues are only one point behind the leaders after winning their past three Premier League games and scoring 13 goals in the process. There have been a few sporadic away ties this season, including a 3-3 tie at Newcastle and a 1-1 tie at Aston Villa.

Despite the goalless draw on Tuesday in Copenhagen, City nevertheless advanced to the Champions League knockout round. But given that Sergio Gomez was sent off in the first half, that game was more demanding than anticipated.

How the game could go

Although it is now difficult to predict who will win this game, there is something about Anfield on these occasions that brings out the best in this bunch of players. However, Liverpool consistently blows good chances, so their best chance of winning this one is to attack frequently and early.

Even while this match is extremely important to both teams, neither one will necessarily play cautiously or defensively. Simply said, neither team follows this mentality because they both want to attack and score goals.

Knowing how poor Liverpool has been defensive of late, we back this game to produce a lot of goals.

Betting Predictions

Manchester City to Win

Manchester City hasn’t won any of their last four games against Liverpool but we’re backing the visitors to claim all 3pts at Anfield. Guardiola’s men have been in great form this season and head into this weekend’s clash as the form favorites with five wins from their last six matches in all competitions. Liverpool has several injuries to key first-team players and has lost two of their last six matches in the league and cup, including their last Premier League game against Arsenal. Bet9ja have 1.88, 1xbet have 1.90 and Paripesa have 1.90 odds.

Over 2.5 goals

Goals are almost always specific in a battle of the giants, and if Liverpool wants to keep their illustrious undefeated streak at Anfield, they will unquestionably need to use their offensive prowess to compensate for their defensive shortcomings. With 12 goals allowed in eight games, including six in their previous two, Liverpool’s defense is a shell of what it once was. Despite this, Pep Guardiola’s reigning champions are still a point behind the leaders, but with 33 goals in just nine league matches, few people believe they will lose their crown this year. Bet9ja have 1.44 odds, Paripesa have 1.47, and 1xbet have 1.47 odds.

Anytime Goalscorer (Liverpool)

Mo Salah

It is undoubted that the Egyptian forward loves this fixture with a lot of goals coming from him in the past. He came off the bench in their UCL fixture this midweek to score the fastest hat trick in UCL history. He has a quiet start to the season with only two goals in the PL all season, this is a dismal return for the forward as we know how prolific he has been in previous seasons. We are backing him to score here today. Bet9ja have 3.30 odds for him to score while Paripesa have 2.60.

Roberto Firminho

He sure has scored more goals than predicted this season with six goals in the PL alone and an added two goals in the UCL. He has provided match-winning performances to help his side out of trouble this season and he looks prime to help his side to a win today with goals. Bet9ja have 3.85 odds for him to score while Paripesa have 3.00.

Anytime Goalscorer (Manchester United)

Haaland

Sunday will be a big test for Erling Haaland as he tries his luck at one of the toughest away grounds in English football. The Norwegian sensation has already scored 15 goals in the Premier League this season in just 9-games, including three hat-tricks. If anyone is going to score against Liverpool this weekend then Haaland is the obvious choice but City needs to watch out for Firmino as he is on fire right now. Bet9ja have 1.80 odds for him to score while Paripesa have 1.60.

Phil Foden

Having been rested alongside strike partner Haaland it is safe to say he would cause a lot of havoc in today’s fixture today. Any player put against him this season defensively has struggled already with the English forward’s blistering performances. After scoring in two consecutive matches, he surely has what it takes to be on the scoresheet today. Bet9ja have 3.55 odds for him to score while Paripesa have 3.00.

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